Monday, 12 November 2012

Slated by Teri Terry

 Synopsis (from Goodreads)

Pages: 448
Publisher: Orchard Books
Released: 3rd of May 2012

Kyla’s memory has been erased,
her personality wiped blank,
her memories lost for ever.

She’s been Slated.

The government claims she was a terrorist, and that they are giving her a second chance - as long as she plays by their rules. But echoes of the past whisper in Kyla’s mind. Someone is lying to her, and nothing is as it seems. Who can she trust in her search for the truth?

What I Have to Say 

I loved this book so much! It was amazing! 

I really liked the way the author portrayed the other characters' attitudes towards Kyla and the other Slateds.  They act like she's a lot younger than she actually is and treat her like a child. This, added to how naive and childlike she acts, really shows what being slated does to a person. 

Even though it's mostly about the issues of being slated, it also looks at more relatable issues concerning new families with parallels with foster and adoptive families. The slateds get shoved into a family and expected to accept it,

There is also the fact that even though the slated process is advertised as a clean slate, the Slateds are judged on the fact that they are supposedly former criminals. It's interesting how it shows that there's so much more depth to the slated process than has been explored so far. 

The depth and mystery in this book is what I love about it. Even after finishing the book, there's so much left unexplained. Throughout the whole book there's a big deal about how Kyla is different from the other Slateds. It's obvious that she's been trained by someone. I want to know who it is because it seems she's been deliberately raised for this purpose. 

From cataloguing the area to the obvious experience that Kyla's had in stealth and deception, it's clear that we've barely scratched the surface of Kyla. 

I just want to read the next book now and find out more, because I want to know everything! 

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