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The Torturer's Daughter (The Internal Defense Series Book 1) by [Cannon, Zoe]
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"...a great read that plays with your nerves and sets great challenges before its characters..." - Willing to See Less 

"The society created by the author is incredibly oppressive and realistic in all its horror." - Le Chat de Bibliotheque

"My day stopped in its tracks once I picked up this novel, racing frantically towards the conclusion and the answers I needed to have." - Bookluvrs Haven

About the Author

Zoe Cannon writes about the things that fascinate her: outsiders, societies no sane person would want to live in, questions with no easy answers, and the inner workings of the mind. If she couldn't be a writer, she would probably be a psychologist, a penniless philosopher, or a hermit in a cave somewhere. While she'll read anything that isn't nailed down, she considers herself a YA reader and writer at heart. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and a giant teddy bear of a dog, and spends entirely too much time on the internet.

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  • File Size: 2320 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publication Date: October 21, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009UEVWCW
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #518,852 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Rose on October 21, 2012
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Cocooned in the false security of a repressive, totalitarian society, teenaged Becca learns in one shocking night that her world is not as just and pleasant as it seems. This is a 'coming of age' tale with a vengeance. Beautifully told, it explores the gamut of emotions Becca experiences as she starts to catch horrifying glimpses behind the masks of her world and the people she loves.

As she struggles to accept harsh reality, Becca is tossed in one direction and then another. Once confident about being able to read people, she's now discovering that some have layers she'd never dreamt of. It's enough to make anyone paranoid! Is Jake asking her out because he likes her or because he's trying to catch her in dissident behavior? What has her loving, hard-working mother actually been doing at work? And why has her best friend just joined the ranks of those responsible for killing her parents?

In grasping for the truth, Becca learns much about others but even more about herself. Ultimately she is faced with two horrendous choices. Whatever she decides will have dire consequences and I can't say I agreed with her choice, although I understood it. This story had me in its grip the entire way through. Highly recommended for young adult readers.

Jen Cole
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Since I like my stories with more background and more world building, I couldn't really get into this book. The dialogue is good enough and the characters seem realistic in actions and thoughts which could be why the world view is so narrow. But without a background development, I couldn't sympathize with them. Probably won't be reading the rest of the series unless they are free.
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If Amazon allowed half-stars, I'd give this a 3 1/2. I enjoyed Zoe Cannon's novel--it had a strong premise, and I agree with another reviewer that her writing is clean and to the point--there are no meandering tangents or unresolved plot points. It had good pacing and I read it quickly, definitely pulled along wondering "What's going to happen next?" On these levels, "The Torturer's Daughter" succeeds as a good story told well.

However... I felt that this novel fell a bit short of what it could have been. My criticisms are more aspects that I felt weren't fully realized, rather than things that were outright bad or wrong, so I still enjoyed the novel but I can see how it's a first novel--and I look forward to reading future works by this author that hopefully will be a bit more fleshed out.

My main criticisms were:

1) I wanted to know more about what the totalitarian regime they lived under was LIKE. It seemed ruled by the bureaucracy, but other than that, a bit generic. What were the founding ideologies behind it? What was the crisis that spurred the regime in the first place? Is it a theocracy? Started by a charismatic leader? One based on right-wing neoliberalism, or a new wave of communism? Whatever--I completed believed the effects of the regime, but I felt the regime itself was too vague.

2) The characters were sympathetic and understandable, but I would have needed more personality, more quirks, more differentiation to feel they were entirely real people. They felt like characters I wanted to read about, but that I had read in other books before too. That said, I felt Becca's mother's principles were handled deftly and honestly.

3) There was a LOT of Becca's interior monologue which I found distracting.
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The Torturer's Daughter was an okay book. Not excellent, not amazing, not fantastic, okay. I managed to read it, but it did cross my mind to move on.

The word dissident was used WAAAAY too much. There were many times where it was repeated over and over again without a word to break it up. I wonder if the author was give a quota for the # of times she needed to mention the word. If she did have a quota to meet I'm sure she exceeded it.

There was not much substance or depth to this book. There were no huge surprises, there wasn't a whole lot of anything, except a whole lot of the word dissident.

I rarely give a bad review, but this book-though read through quickly-was painful to read, especially since I gained nothing mind blowing for my time.

I do not recommend this book, unfortunately, but that's just my opinion.
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Becca Dalcourt is your standard high school student: she does her homework, spends time with her friends, and sometimes wishes a boy would like her instead of her friend Heather. But when Heather calls her in the middle of the night, Becca's world is turned upside-down... Heather's parents, two Internal Defense employees, have been arrested as dissidents. And Becca's mother is the person responsible for interrogating them.

"The Torturer's Daughter" takes us into a world where everyone is afraid to say anything negative about the government, because anyone overhearing you could turn you in. The wrong action -- even the wrong word -- can end your life. When her friend's parents are executed, and another friend is arrested based on a rumor, Becca starts wondering if Internal Defense is accusing innocents.

While this novel doesn't go into a lot of detail of the government or how the world came to be in this state, the characters themselves are well developed and you really feel Becca's fear and confusion as she tries to make sense of the world around her. This is a great first book in a series, since it gives you enough information to make you want to learn more, along with giving you characters you want to like and a story you can believe in.
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