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Slated [Kindle Edition]

Teri Terry
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)

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A gripping dystopian debut. (Bookseller)

"Everything I have been looking for in a book: suspense, mind-bending mystery, romance and just the right amount of science fiction." (lyndsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com)

"Sophisticated, intelligent, thought-provoking. Watch out Suzanne Collins and Sophie McKenzie, there's a new writer in town." (talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.com)

"An original and haunting psychological thriller. I was gripped from the first page and can't wait to read more." (Julie Bertagna, author of the Exodus trilogy)

"Gripping, chilling and all too real. An unputdownable thriller." (L.A. Weatherly, author of Angel.)

"A beautiful, intriguing puzzle revealed piece by dark and sinister piece." (Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties.)

A thrilling futuristic drama... compelling and well written. (Bucks Herald)

There is an Orwellian harshness about this dystopia that makes for disturbing and provocative reading. **** (Books For Keeps)

A tense psychological thriller that makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end. (Daily Record)

A terrific read which doesn't give up its secrets lightly. From the first pages it grips. Highly recommended. (School Librarian)

Terry writes with a gripping and exciting fresh voice which makes compulsive reading. (Carousel)

Review

A gripping dystopian debut.

(Bookseller )

"Everything I have been looking for in a book: suspense, mind-bending mystery, romance and just the right amount of science fiction."

(lyndsaycummingsblog.blogspot.com )

"Sophisticated, intelligent, thought-provoking. Watch out Suzanne Collins and Sophie McKenzie, there's a new writer in town."

(talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.com )

 "An original and haunting psychological thriller. I was gripped from the first page and can't wait to read more."

(Julie Bertagna, author of the Exodus trilogy )

"Gripping, chilling and all too real. An unputdownable thriller."

(L.A. Weatherly, author of Angel. )

 "A beautiful, intriguing puzzle revealed piece by dark and sinister piece." (Sara Grant, author of Dark Parties. )

 A thrilling futuristic drama... compelling and well written.

(Bucks Herald )

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2097 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (3 May 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007XNTFIA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (120 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,608 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Teri Terry has lived in France, Canada, Australia and England at more addresses than she can count, acquiring four degrees, a selection of passports and a silly name along the way.

Moving constantly as a child, teenager and also as an adult has kept Teri on the outside looking in much of her life. It has given her an obsession with characters like Kyla in Slated, who don't belong or find themselves in unfamiliar places.

Teri recently left her job with Buck's libraries to write full-time and complete her research MA on the depiction of terrorism in recent young adult dystopian literature.

Slated won the North East Teenage Book Award, the Leeds Book Award, the Angus book award, the Portsmouth Book Award, the Rotherham book award and the Rib Valley Book Award, and is shortlisted for many others. It was the most voted for YA title in the 2012 international Edinburgh Book Festival Anobii First Book Award.

Website: http://teriterry.com/

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Calendar of events: go to Teri's website is http://teriterry.com/calendar-of-events/

A group blog for children's writers: Notes From the Slushpile, http://notesfromtheslushpile.blogspot.com/

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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, thought-provoking YA distopia 31 May 2012
By Karen
Format:Paperback
Slated in my opinion is a much more worthy successor to the Hunger Games audience than all those books cluttering the shelves that claim on their covers, 'if you loved the hunger games...' and ripping off the premise or the world of Suzanne Collins' novels.

Slated, on the other hand, takes place in a very different world, a world much like a nearby fractured future of our own. Kyla can't remember her past, or what crime she committed that led to her slating, a process designed to give criminals a second chance by wiping their memories and their personalities and letting them start over with a blank slate. Yet there is something different about Kyla, something that differentiates her from the other Slateds around her. That makes her sad and anxious when they are happy, that lets her get angry when she should be placid.

This world is full of traps and pitfalls for a Slated who isn't quite right, doesn't quite conform, and Kyla is desperate to avoid them. But nothing is as it seems, and as Kyla tries to play by the rules, she finds herself in more and more trouble. Could she be remembering something of her past? That should be impossible. Or is something even more disturbing going on?

I really enjoyed Kyla as a narrator, despite/because of al her faults and confusions. Learning about this world through the eyes of someone who's got about as much experience and knowledge as an infant works brilliantly for the narrative as well as for the development of Kyla's character. In some ways the book reminded me a lot of Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, and the crucial question it posed: who are we, as people, if not the sum of our memories and experiences? Is there some inherent 'us' that shines through, not matter what?

I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a good story about identity, regimented distopian societies, keen science fiction readers - just about anyone, really. Read on...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic dystopian, sci-fi concept 29 May 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
After a heart-pounding, poetic prologue we are introduced to Kyla, a slight, wispy blond-haired sixteen-year-old who has been 'Slated!'
Given a second chance, her slate wiped clean by the Central Coalition, Kyla - a perceived criminal of the state - is reborn into her sixteen year old body with no memories. Processed and released from the nightmarish New London Hospital out of the care of the sinister, Dr Lysander and into the arms of her new family - Mum, Dad and sister, Amy - she is given a final chance to exist in this world.
Kyla is constantly monitored and her emotions recorded on a 1-10 scale by a Levo on her wrist - where 10 is utter joy, 5-6 is normal but less than 3 means a ticket to la-la land, seizures and a zapped brain.

As she settles into her new existence, Kyla has a burning desire to fill her blank mind. She must learn simple tasks again and as she does she discover natural skills and abilities from her past; a passion for owls and art, driving, running and of course boys! Now they can really mess up your levels!
Haunted by cruel flashbacks, Kyla breaks down the walls inside her mind as she searches for her true self. As she deals with Slater Haters, terrorists and sinister organisations, Kyla knows that every move she makes could be her last.

This is a fantastic dystopian, sci-fi concept which is superbly paced and written very much 'in the moment.' Even throughout passages of wonderful stillness, you feel that Kyla is always running.
There's a great set up for the sequel, Fractured, which is already on my radar! Great stuff!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Review: Slated by Teri Terry 17 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback
I'm a big fan of things set in England. Like much of popular culture - there's an overwhelming majority of American based stuff out there. Which is fine, I don't mind that, but it's nice to read something a little closer to home once in a while. To know what 'Year 11' means, and not have to worry about trying to figure out the relative ages of the characters and translate other minor differences. We might share a language, but British and American culture can sometimes be miles apart.

So, Slated is not only British, but a Dystopian (yay) and features an interesting premise about a memory erasing procedure that didn't quite work properly on the main character. It should have been my favourite read of the month, but somehow it just didn't sit quite right.

I really enjoyed the first half - Kyla getting used to her new home, slowly coming to realise that something is not right about her and how she can resist the monitoring effects of the Slating procedure. It should stop her ever getting angry or violent, it should make her placid and agreeable, but it doesn't. And her uncertainty about why, her difficulty hiding it is interesting. The world was well imagined, the set up quite frightening at times, with the random disappearances and very public removals of rebels against the system - no matter how small the rebellion. You never knew quite who to trust out of the background characters, which added nicely to the overall sense of peril.

But then the second half went downhill for me.

The problem, I felt, was love interest Ben. Also Slated, but unlike Kyla, he's not magically resistant to the effects of the treatment. As characters and love interests go, he's entirely bland. The entire basis of the relationship seems to be that Kyla thinks he's pretty.
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i got this book from my local book shop recently thinking i would give it go seen as though it was recommended to me by a friend and i must admit i loved it. Read more
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The author came into my school and i bought the books - i couldn't put it down.
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Published 3 months ago by diane pickles
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down!
Really enjoyed the imaginative world of the near future . It is very easy to empathize with Kyla/Lucy and when I reached the end could not wait to get the next book. Read more
Published 3 months ago by C. A. Picken
5.0 out of 5 stars Front Runner For Teen SciFi
This book really gripped me straight from the beginning which I have to say is a hard thing to do. It was different from anything I've ever read which was extreamly refreshing. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!!!!!!!
this book series is one of my favourite book series after the hunger games. i would recomend this seres to anyone who loved the hunger games. amazing!!!!!!
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