Slated by Teri TerrySlated by Teri Terry


byTeri Terry

Hardcover | February 6, 2014

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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?
Teri Terry ( 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 K...
Title:SlatedFormat:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 8.54 × 5.88 × 1.15 inPublished:February 6, 2014Publisher:Nancy Paulsen BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399161724

ISBN - 13:9780399161728


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different Let me get this out of the way: I like that Ben was weaker than Kyla. Usually the male love interest is strong, not flawed, and more in the know than the girl. But, while Kyla isn't always entirely sure what is going on, she's different than Ben in that her mind is just...stronger? I don't want to give too much away, but I really enjoyed this book. World building is great, characters are sometimes one dimensional but not often - everybody has a layer. Overall, great read.
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this read! One of the best written YA dystopian novels that I have read in a long time, refreshingly free of the copious amounts of angst normally found in many teen books. There is a grittiness to this story that resonates.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I Loved This! Slated was a fabulous book, I could not put it down! There is so much action constantly throughout the story, and it does not disappoint. However, the ending was not very logical, and there was no development between the two characters that seemed to indicate anything was going to happen, which does create an unexpected ending, just too unexpected. All in all, it was an awesome book!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing read this is one of those books that you find yourself reading until all hours of the night. I couldn't put it down.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! I loved this book! I couldn't get through it fast enough!
Date published: 2016-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book series I've read When I first got this book I didn't expect much, but when I read it, my visions on it changed. It's filled with great characters and it has a thickening plotline. This book is perfect for whoever loves thrillers.
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! even better than Great It was amazing must read the other books!!!
Date published: 2015-11-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than expected This book is better than I expected, considering the author has the same first and last name. I didn't hold out much hope, as everyone and their brother seems to be writing dystopian series nowadays. However, this book surprised me. It had twists that I didn't see coming, and steadily held my attention. The main character is genuine, and you grow with her. All in all, a great read.
Date published: 2015-05-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hmmm Well, It was really easy to get into this book, however many of the supporting characters fell a little flat. All the intrigue going on and yet hardly anything gets answered by the end makes it a frustrating read. I am not sure if I'd want to read the next book unless it actually gives some answers. The story plateaued fast and didn't get exciting til nearly the very end. A bit disappointing all around.
Date published: 2013-02-25

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 at what cost does that humane treatment come? This could definitely continue as a series.” — Library Media Connection