Welcome to Thursday. It is getting closer and closer to the big day, I think I am ready but we will see. I hope you all have books on your Christmas list . I know I do . Here is a book that you might want to add MERITOPOLIS by Joel Ohman
The year is AE3, 3 years after the Event. Within the walls of Meritropolis, 50,000 inhabitants live in fear, ruled by the brutal System that assigns each citizen a merit score that dictates whether they live or die. Those with the highest scores thrive, while those with the lowest are subject to the most unforgiving punishment--to be thrust outside the city gates, thrown to the terrifying hybrid creatures that exist beyond.
But for one High Score, conforming to the System just isn't an option. Seventeen-year-old Charley has a brother to avenge. And nothing--not even a totalitarian military or dangerous science--is going to stop him.
Where humankind has pushed nature and morals to the extreme, Charley is amongst the chosen few tasked with exploring the boundaries, forcing him to look deep into his very being to discern right from wrong. But as he and his friends learn more about the frightening forces that threaten destruction both without and within the gates, Meritropolis reveals complexities they couldn't possibly have bargained for...
If you loved The Village and The Hunger Games. You will like this book. This story has people living behind the walls and all given a number. Based on their intelligence, strength and so on. If your score is low, you are called diseased and zeroed out . Which means you are thrown out the gate and left out there to die . Our main character Charley had his older brother zeroed when Charley was only 8 yrs old . All because he had downs syndrome. As Charley grew up he worked hard but he has a little issue with anger management. He is really turned off by the system but has to keep up the façade of the system . He has a brother to avenge and a young girl to try and save .
I liked this book, the author takes us to a place where being different is not an option. You must conform to survive. When I was reading I was totally sucked in. The author has written a story where the good guys aren't not always good and the bad guys sometimes aren't as bad as you think.
They are just flawed people that are being basically held captive by a system that just wants the strongest and the best of the best. You will fall in love Charley and all the characters. Oh yeah and there are no love triangles or scenes in this story. Of course there is some flirting but no love scenes . There is more important things going on like surviving .
This a fast paced book and the author puts a lot of detail into the story, I mean who would of ever thought of mutant animals . You have to read about those guys . I loved them.
The only thing that I wish the author would of done is give us a little bit of the background on the event. That would of made a little more sense why they were living behind the walls .
Over all I really like this book. I can't wait for book 2 to come out. So if you or your teens loved . HUNGER GAMES,THE VILLAGE OR DIVERGENT . You should give this book a try. You will not be disappointed . So put Meritropolis by Joel Ohman. You won't be disappointed