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Article 5 [Kindle Edition]

Kristen Simmons
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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"Kristen Simmons' "Article 5" is a gripping, atmospheric story of survival. Alongside a fierce depiction of oppressive government, Simmons has created a bleak portrait of an America lost. I could hardly put it down. Ember Miller and Chase Jennings can be my post-apocalyptic wingmen anytime."--Kendare Blake, author of "Anna Dressed in Blood""" "Subversion. Defiance. Desperate, struggling humanity in the face of state-sponsored tyranny. This book was engrossing, unpredictable and thoroughly REAL. Loved it.""--"Jay Kristoff, author of "Stormdancer""Fast-paced, emotional and nail-bitingingly intense, "Article 5" gripped me from page one and didn't let me go once."-"-Parajunkee.com""There are only a few books that managed to keep me up at night this year, and ARTICLE 5 is one of them. A MUST read for any fan of the dystopian genre...even if you are not, it's a must read anyways."--"Book Reader Addicts"

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New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
 
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
 
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
 
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren’t always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it’s hard for her to forget that people weren’t always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It’s hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
 
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
 
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 405 KB
  • Print Length: 365 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B007F4WMF0
  • Publisher: Tor Teen; Reprint edition (31 Jan 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KJJ4Q2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #32,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but could be better 1 Feb 2013
By Elle L
Format:Hardcover
Article 5 was book i ve beeen dying to get my hands on, based on the reviews i read in amazon. It had a lot of the elements that draw me in in dystopian novels. A credible villain, in the form of a totalitairan regime, a violent, scary, military atmosphere, a lot that is full of suspense and angst. The problem, however, is that i could not connect with the protagonists. Ember is weak. Yes, she does grow, towards the very end, and starts getting a spine, but for the most part she is a shrivelling, frightened, uninteresting girl. She does stupid things that make me want to slap her. And her growth comes all too sudden, like 'hey, i got to get harder if i want to survive.
Chase, the male protagonist, is also weird. Pissed off and distant at first and for the most part of the book, he suddently divulges the big secret he was keeping that make him act so, but it is not explained why he was acting like a prick in the beggining.
If the characters were more likeable, i guess i would have felt that the stakes are higher and got into the fast and furious plot.
Not a bad book, though I am not sure I would anticipate eagerly to find out what happens to Ember and Chase in book 2.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved Divergent? Read this! 12 May 2012
By Sam
Format:Hardcover
Article 5 is another brilliant addition to the dystopian genre. I couldn't put it down! It has an amazing plot and extraordinary characters! If you enjoyed Divergent or Eve then I think this one is the one for you!

Ember Miller lead an ordinary life. Until her mother was arrest for breaking Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. To make matters worse, one of the officers who arrested her mother was Chase Jennings. The only boy Ember has ever loved and cared for, but he isn't like he used to be. He's changed. And Ember doesn't know what to do to bring him back.

I really enjoyed Ember's voice. I didn't mind listening to her problems and worries. She is a very strong and courageous character who, in many ways, reminded me of Tris from Divergent. I loved reading about her relationship with Chase, from start to finish that boy had me swooning! Handsome, confident, clever, have I mentioned the fact that he is so handsome?

The book was action packed and full of exciting twists! It was slightly predictable at times but apart from that, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Kristen Miller has delivered a book that will appeal to many fans of young-adult fiction. I can't wait to find out what she has got installed for us next!

Overall, Article 5 is a fun and daring book that will leave you anxiously awaiting for it's sequel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing debut from Kristen Simmons! 9 Feb 2012
By Book Passion for Life TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Wow! Article 5 is undoubtedly one of my favourite reads of 2012 because it had everything I could have wanted from a book and MORE! From page one, I was sucked into the cruel and harsh world that Kristen Simmons has created and was taken on a thrilling and heart-stomping journey - one that only made me want more!

Ever since the soldiers took over parts of America, Ember Millers life has changed drastically. She now lives in a world where being compliant is mandatory and civilians have to follow the 5 Article rules. When Ember's mother is arrested for noncompliance of Article 5, she is taken away to trial leaving Ember to be taken into custody. While there, Ember finds her life under rules even harder than she ever imagined - all she knows is she needs to rescue her mother and she cannot do it inside the rehabilitation centre. It's only when Chase; a boy from Ember's past comes to her rescue - but once he does, Ember can't help question if he is the same boy - the one that she once loved or if he is the solider that he has been trained to be?

It's safe to say Article 5 completely surpassed my expectations! I heard it was good but I didn't realise it would be this good - that its left's me longing to be back with the characters already. And now I know, 2013 is going to be an even longer wait because I'm dying to know what happens next.

Kristen Simmons has created a master piece with Article 5 and she has truly been able to capture the intensity of Ember's world. It's dangerous, scary and brutal and without the right people there to save her, she is truly doomed. Kristen Simmons has also managed to create the perfect blend of excitement, suspenseful and intense scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat and let's not forget the romance.
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By Amy
Format:Hardcover
I am really gutted to give this 2 stars. I had such high expectations after reading the reviews so I took the plunge and purchased Article 5 over the countless other books currently in the dystopian genre.

It started off really promising, I love that ember was alive pre and post war allowing her to compare, I love the new control procedures as it's something that i could imagine not too far from the truth if happened today, and I love the mom brining in contraband and having a disregard for the rules.

I even loved the idea of the reform school, and then it all started to unravel.

The writing is not bad, however slow and it lacks the excitement and fear that I usually feel in dystopian novels.

My main problem is Ember, for someone who is described as independent and able to take care of her and her mother when they have nothing, as well as someone who saw life before the war; she just seems so stupid, and whiny.

She tries to portray herself as moral and someone who doesn't want to hurt people however is perfectly happy to blackmail someone (knowing he would be killed) but then is disgusted with chase just because he does it with his own hands. (In my book hers is worse).

I really tried to like it, personally I do not agree with those who say if you like divergent then read this as I feel they are very different and so are the main protagonists.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I do like it!
I really do like this book but there are also a few things I hate about it too.

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3.0 out of 5 stars MEH just MEH
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