- File Size: 991 KB
- Print Length: 242 pages
- Publication Date: May 15, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00CTQAM6U
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Set in a dystopia future, the book immerses you in a world where 23andMe has gone terribly wrong. Genetic testing is used to create a ranking system that all but guarantees your destiny. This is the story of how one strong female protagonist, Meke, sets out to prove them all wrong.
The novel is an inspiring reminder of how everyone is valuable in their own right.
Entertaining, thrilling, and a life lesson. What more can you ask for?
Unless someone believes in you.
Meke Lichota's metamorphosis from battered survivor to empowered leader began with a set of simple words given to her by her mother "No matter what people tell you, you're worth something." This compelling story chronicles the paradigm shift that occurs when an individual realizes how to use truth and democracy to topple hierarchies constructed solely on lies and propaganda. I appreciated that the main character, Meke, seized the dormant truth given to her by her mother and used it to create a potential she could never imagine. Meke is easy to relate to, she is flawed, doubts her abilities, believes lies, and follows the rules like a good girl. Ultimately, when she casts off the imposed identity, she reminds us all that our potential is limited only by our courage to write our own future.
I appreciate an author who gives you a satisfying ending (nothing I loathe more than a new author with a new book that leaves you hanging, since you're never sure if this author will produce again and you'll ever have answers!), but also leaves room for further growth and adventures in her world, if she so wishes. This book has that. There's a hint of romance without letting it become an overriding theme (something that I somewhat disdain, even as the thirteen year old in me sighs with romance). Well worth a read, especially to support a new author in the YA fiction domain.
It reminds me a bit of The Hunger Games -- interesting premise, action packed, highly readable, strong female lead, and a touch of drama and romance to keep it fun. I'd recommend it to anyone who's looking for a fun, easy read.
There are a few errors (spellcheck?) here and there but they're very few and don't interfere with the story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great little story. It did a good job holding my interest. Written very well.Published 24 months ago by MDS
In a society where your value is determined by your genes, being a Zero means that you are regarded as nothing. Meke, a Zero, has her flaws. Read morePublished on July 19, 2014 by Alberto
This book is just not interesting enough to continue reading. I don't think I got through the first 100 pages. It was too vague to be intriguing.Published on April 26, 2014 by Monique Wensch
There are at least two paths a dystopian sci-fi story can take. One is social commentary through the lens of ordinary individuals - like 1984, Fahrenheit 451 or Brave New World. Read morePublished on April 3, 2014 by Anand Silodia
In my opinion, the idea of 'seeing' without eyes and a society built on a system of intellectual rankings is a lot more interesting than the storyline of the book. Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by JohnLocke
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