Written by Teri Terry
Part of the Slated Trilogy Series
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Selected by our Editorial Experts
Winner of the 2013 Leeds Book Awards 14-16 age category
May 2012 Debut of the Month.
This is a debut novel not to miss. It's an original and haunting psychological thriller that's packed with intense mystery and secrets that will have you gripped from the very first page. It's the story of Kyla whose mind has been erased; every single memory gone, living with a new name with a new family to get a second chance. But is this a second chance or is everyone around her lying ? She thinks so and is determined to prove it. Fans of Sophie McKenzie and Suzanne Collins will love it.
A Review by Katy Poulter, age 12
Slated is a very well thought out book which really makes you think because it depicts a world where if you are young and make a bad decision, they wipe everything you’ve ever known, your family, your friends, everything, rendering you almost a baby. It is a very harsh, paranoid world that is very scared of terrorists and goes to great lengths to prevent terrorism. I really liked how Kyla was so obviously different to other Slateds but she tries, often without success, to suppress this for fear of getting unwanted attention. I also enjoyed the bond between Kyla and Ben and how this is highly discouraged because of what it could do to their ‘levels’. I love the way they try to break free of all the segregation and how they are treated because of something they did but have no chance of remembering which I think is very unfair. I thought the ending was somewhat lacking as it ended unexpectedly, I understand that this could have been to set it up for a sequel, but I think there should have been some closure or something more to the ending as well as it keeping someone interested in a sequel.
Katy Poulter is a member of the Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel but she has reviewed this novel in the first instance for the Leeds Book Award as it is one of the 2013 shortlisted titles. The organisers have kindly agreed to let us also make use of Katy's review
For further information on the 2013 Leeds Book Award click here.
Slated by Teri Terry
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?
'A gripping dystopian debut.' - The Bookseller
'You want to read this book. I'll say it again. YOU WANT TO READ THIS BOOK' Lindsay Writes
'Sophisticated, intelligent, thought-provoking' Tall Tales and Short Stories
'Original and haunting. I was gripped from the first page' Julie Bertagna, author of Exodus and Zenith
'Gripping, chilling and all too real. An unputdownable thriller' lee Weatherly, author of Angel
'A beautiful, intriguing puzzle revealed piece by dark sinister piece' Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties
About the Author
Interest Age: From 12
More books by Teri Terry
Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books
3rd May 2012
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