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A future without family.Remake a YA Dytopian novel
Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.
But Nine isn’t like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day—her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose who and what they’ll be.
When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will she decide to be?
Ok so what do I think of this book?
First off let me say I love the Cover of this book.About the cover , I didn’t really understand it until later in the book.The person on the cover is Nine.That’s not her age that’s her name.The reason I’m obsessing about this cover is that I think I “get” it.I think (and the author can correct me if I’m wrong) the picture is the moment she finds herself ashy eyelids and all. Ilima I even checked for the freckles.
Find herself you ask? What was she lost? In a word YES!
Living in place called Freedom One People are brought up believing they are free to choose.Choose what? Everything.On your seventeenth birthday you make your choice.That choice will determine the rest of your life.Problem is Nine (our Protagonist) is full of doubt and indecision.She has questions she can’t find answers to.
Most ALL of her fellow “Batchlings” believe without question what they are taught from childhood. They are just waiting for the big event in their lives -The day they are “REMADE”
The people that may really be able to answer Nine’s questions are very unwilling to give her satisfaction.Does she find it? Ilima Todd has created a very original story and world to go with it.It does have very good characters and yes there is a bit of teen romance but that’s not the real story here.Although classified I guess as a Y/A sci-fi fantasy it’s not altogether that unbelievable .People will believe what they are taught if they don’t know anything else.But when someone begins to question what they are taught to be the truth…
Yes life in FREEDOM PROVINCE is disturbing to say the least.
A student of history might liken living in Freedom One to living in the USSR back in the 50’s and 60’s. Everyone is expected to follow the party line there is only one way BUT you are free.Kind of like the way everyone is equal under the Guise of communism. This is one of those books that makes you think what things could be like some day and how things have been in the past. Also has some valuable lessons about what Family really is and what the true meaning of words like Family ,Mom,Dad,Cousin the whole dynamic of it all and what real living is all about. Nine does discover the truth of it all but it’s a long and confusing journey for her.She has always felt she was never the brave one in her group but she proves to be the strongest and bravest of them all Read this one and you will not be disappointed a Young Adult story about a Young Adult as she discovers the true meaning of life. Now what does she do with that knowledge? As far as I can see her journey has just begun…
We Are The RISE and we will be silent no Longer
Do I see a sequel on the way?
Book Title: Remake by Ilima Todd
Category: YA Fiction, 304 pages
Genre: YA Fantasy, Dystopia
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Published: July 8, 2014
Available in: Print and e-book formats (ePub, PDF)
Will send books to: US and Canada
Tour dates: Oct 13 to 24, 2014
Content Rating: Pg
Ilima Todd was born and raised on the north shore of Oahu and currently resides in the Rocky Mountains. She never wanted to be a writer even though she loves books and reading. She earned a degree in physics instead. But the characters in her
head refused to be ignored, and now she spends her time writing science fiction for teens. When she is not writing, Ilima loves to spend time with her husband and four children.