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Title: Article 5
Author: Kristen Simmons
Release Date: January 31, 2012 (updated)
Publisher: Tor Teen
New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no
more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and
maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that
things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single
mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested
for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to
forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how
to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes,
and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is
as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article
5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none
other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.
This book intrigues me the way Legend by Marie Lu intrigued me. Dystopian outside the fairly tame ones like Delirium and Matched. I hope you understand what I mean by tame. I mean tame as in they seem like more emotional and intellectual dystopians, where as Legend had more military presence and killing. Like The Hunger Games. I want a dystopian society that's totally wrecked and crumbly and dusty and it's got grease smears across its cheek and under its fingernails and clothes but with holes in the knees and elbows. I want a dystopian that's like the TV show Dark Angel, but maybe without the genetic super-human part.