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Slated

by Teri Terry

Nancy Paulsen Books | February 6, 2014 | Hardcover

Slated is rated 4 out of 5 by 1.
Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future.

Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she can’t remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesn’t deserve. It’s also her last chance—because they’ll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, she’s plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she can’t let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?
 

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.54 × 5.88 × 1.15 in

Published: February 6, 2014

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399161724

ISBN - 13: 9780399161728

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Rated out of 5 by from This book will grab you from the onset! Told from the 1st person perspective, it's a story of Kyla's re-entry into the world after being slated (old memories wiped). A slated reverts back to a childlike state where one learns to talk, socialize etc not unlike a small child. Set in to not-to-distant future, we see a disturbing world where Slateds and people in general must be careful what they say, who they say it to and where they say it. This is the first book in a long time for me that stayed with me even after I put it down. Cannot wait until Fractured (book 2). I greatly recommend it as a book that will keep you guessing, provide some great conversation and force you to really think about allowing anyone/anything to have too much control over our lives!
Date published: 2013-01-30

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Slated

by Teri Terry

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.54 × 5.88 × 1.15 in

Published: February 6, 2014

Publisher: Nancy Paulsen Books

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0399161724

ISBN - 13: 9780399161728

About the Book

In a future England, 16-year-old Kyla is one of the "slated," those whose memories have been erased usually because they have committed serious crimes. But as she observes more and more strange events, she also gains more memories which put her and her boyfriend in danger.

From the Publisher

Debut author Teri Terry has written a brilliantly compelling, original and thought-provoking novel about an uncomfortably plausible future.

Kyla has been Slated—her memory and personality erased as punishment for committing a crime she can’t remember. The government has taught her how to walk and talk again, given her a new identity and a new family, and told her to be grateful for this second chance that she doesn’t deserve. It’s also her last chance—because they’ll be watching to make sure she plays by their rules.

As Kyla adjusts to her new life, she’s plagued by fear. Who is she, really? And if only criminals are slated, why are so many innocent people disappearing? Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation. She knows a dangerous game is being played with her life, and she can’t let anyone see her make the wrong move . . . but who can she trust when everyone is a stranger?
 

About the Author

Teri Terry (http://teriterry.jimdo.com/) is Canadian by birth, and has lived in France, Canada and Australia. She currently divides her time between writing and doing a research MA on the depiction of terrorism in young adult literature since the 9/11 attacks in America. Slated is her debut novel. She lives in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. 

Editorial Reviews

“Terry’s world is remarkably like today’s. . . . The romance and politics keep suspense ratcheted up. Intriguing—readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one.” — Kirkus Reviews “Terry’s debut is a suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. A perverse sense of claustrophobic dread grows throughout the novel. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel.” — Booklist “Building on an intriguing concept, this novel offers readers a chance to consider the power of memory and the inescapable influence of one''s past. . . . [Kyla’s] instincts and innate curiosity make for a refreshing change from the often overly naïve heroines of recent YA science fiction, and readers will enjoy watching her learn to be crafty in the face of danger and adult deception. What truly makes this novel stand out from the dystopian pack, though, is the well-crafted suspense. Layers of mystery . . . the shifting blend of half-truths, misdirection, and obfuscation heightens the suspense. . . . Readers will anxiously await sequels to come.” — The Bulletin of the Center for Children''s Books “Debut author Terry’s . . . treatment of medically induced amnesia is intriguing.” — Publishers Weekly “A wonderful, fast-paced tale. It has a fascinating premise: treat juvenile offenders humanely by removing all thoughts that caused their misbehavior; but
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