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The Resistance (Declaration) [Kindle Edition]

Gemma Malley
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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`Well written and thought-provoking' --The School Librarian

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'Well written and thought-provoking' The School Librarian

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1929 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1408836904
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens (1 Nov 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0747587736
  • ISBN-13: 978-0747587736
  • ASIN: B004VEO03O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #15,673 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Gemma Malley is an award-winning author. She lives in London with her husband and three young children. You can visit her online at www.gemmamalley.com.

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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Would you sign The Declaration? 28 April 2009
By Jenny, Wondrous Reads TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
If you haven't yet read one of Gemma Malley's books, you're missing out. Her ideas and view of the future are nothing short of terrifying, and both make for compulsive reading.

The Resistance picks up a short time after The Declaration ends, and this time mainly focuses on Peter rather than Anna. I loved The Declaration, but I enjoyed this sequel more. It's exciting and original, with more shocks and revelations than I thought possible.

Peter is working with the Underground, a group of resistance fighters opposed to the Longevity drug (Longevity is a drug that makes you live forever, and can only be taken if you give up your right to have children). Together they try and take down Pincent Pharma, the company responsible for producing and distributing the drug.

Quite a few questions are answered in this book, though you could argue that even more are raised. The whole world that Malley has created just scares the life out of me, and I hope things are never like this by the time we reach the year 2140. There's definitely room for another sequel, and I hope we see a continuation of the story at some point. There's so much left to explore... Will the Underground prevail? Will Longevity be eradicated? All are valid questions I'm dying to know the answer to.

So, Gemma Malley, if you read this: please write another book. I'm not opposed to begging, and, if I have to, bribery could be arranged. As long as I don't have to sign the Declaration, I'm all ears!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 11 Aug 2009
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
THE RESISTANCE is the much-anticipated sequel to THE DECLARATION. It picks up where THE DECLARATION left off and is told through Peter's eyes.

He and Anna live together with Ben, Anna's brother, in a rundown house trying to keep out of the way. Peter and Anna aren't comfortable being Legal yet, and find the stares and nasty comments coming from the other citizens unsettling.

Peter and Anna work for the Underground whenever they can. They both want to see the Declaration a thing of the past.

Peter gets his chance when his grandfather, head of Pincent Pharma, offers him a position at the company. Pincent Pharma is responsible for Longevity, the drug that makes an extended life possible. Peter uses this opportunity to get information for the Underground.

What he finds causes him to question his beliefs about the Declaration, the Underground, and his relationship with Anna. It takes uncovering a horrible secret to put him back on track.

THE RESISTANCE was just as good as THE DECLARATION. The suspense keeps you turning page after page. Peter's character is so likeable and his devotion to Anna is heartwarming.

Gemma Malley leaves it open for another story, and I for one can't wait to see what happens next.

Reviewed by: Karin Librarian
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The future of the world...? 1 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
The resistance is the brilliant, brilliant sequel to the utterly amazing The Declaration. I love both of these books so much. The concepts, the ideas and how terrifically deep some of them are. Gemma Malley has created a perfect piece of dystopian fiction for both older teens and adult to ponder.

The Resistance offers readers a morally challenging story, which makes us question ourselves, our society and what we believe. The story itself is very good. At first it felt a little slow but once it got going, the book never left my hands. I would suggest trying to read it in one day, as I had a very sleepless night, dying to know what would happen. This book absorbs you. Beware. Also, the book covers some very sensitive and quite disturbing incidents/ideas but they help make the book what it is.

Just as poignant and thoughtful as The Declaration, The Resistance creates a deep connection with the reader. Exciting and moving, these two books are the best reads I have ever had.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good sequel 22 Oct 2009
Format:Paperback
This is the sequel to The Declaration and it doesn't disappoint. It is clearly intended for those who have read the first book so, whilst you probably could enjoy it in its own right, it makes far more sense as a sequel. The author raises some good questions about the purpose of medicine, the ethics of stem cell research and very current issues of what we as a society would hope to achieve from such drugs.

The book focuses on what happens to Anna and Peter after they become 'legal' , trying to make a life together bringing up Anna's baby brother, Ben in a society where it is illegal to have children because everyone is taking longevity drugs to defer death indefinitely. Even though Peter and Anna are now classified as legal they are frowned upon by most of society as freaks and a generation to be feared (youth is a rare commodity in 2140 where most people are well over 100 years old). Babies, rather than being welcomed to the world, are seen as a drain on increasingly scarce resources which are now tightly rationed; redolent perhaps of the way that many people view immigrants in present times. The dehumanisation of youth in the treatment of the 'surpluses' serves as a wider metaphor for what happens when we allow people to be treated as 'other' and look for ways to rationalise our hatred. The plot revolves around the development of the next generation of longevity drugs to replace the current version which, although prolonging life indefinitely, are not perfect as they do not repair external signs of ageing such as wrinkles and grey hair. Consequently Pincent Pharma, along with the malevolent 'Authorities' , are seeking the next pharmaceutical breakthrough using stem cells to create more powerful drugs that will maintain a youthful outer appearance for eternity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good read.
This book was very nice to read, the story was really a page turner, making me finish the book in just one sitting. Read more
Published 5 months ago by LaurenJ
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book
This is great, entertaining book. It came in a perfect condition (no little folds or creases, etc.) and makes a great read!
Published 5 months ago by abby
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I enjoyed this trilogy very much and highly recommend this for all ages not just the young a really good read
Published 5 months ago by Susan
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Great series! If you like this genre I would recommend the whole series. Would read other books by this author.
Published 6 months ago by L_McC
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
What a fantastic book. Hooked from the first page. Had thoroughly enjoyed the first book and couldn't wait to read the second. Read more
Published 9 months ago by S. Wood
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok reading
Not as good as the first but an easy read all the same. Peter's character annoyed me but came good in the end.
Published 10 months ago by mrs samantha j mayne
4.0 out of 5 stars gripping
Sequel to The Declaration. Peter and Anna, now free, but not quite free .... It is disturbing, thought provoking and very hard to put down.
Published 11 months ago by Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
I really enjoyed this triology despite the slow start of the first book. The twists and changes and the general storyline kept me hooked throughout.
Published 12 months ago by Debbie Kennett
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
I couldn't put this book down from the start, Gemma Malley has once again won me over on another book.
Published 12 months ago by Chloe Searle
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book!!
I loved this book couldn't seem to put it down. A brilliant book for anyone to read. Loved it even better than the first
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