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Savage Run 1: Book 1 in the Savage Run young adult dystopian novella series Kindle Edition
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The premise is intriguing: in a world where a class system keeps many from ever experiencing true freedom, boys can compete to win entry into the upper class, but only by risking their lives in a gruesome, grueling competition. For the girls, a life of oppression and violence is pretty much all they have to look forward to. Heidi, the heroine, decides to give the upper class the proverbial middle finger when she disguises herself and her best friend as boys in order to enter the competition and win their place in upper society, and their freedom.
Things go so wrong, and she ends up in the competition alone, hiding her true identity from all the other competitors except for one, and the registrar who takes pity on her. As she competes, and succeeds, she makes plenty of enemies, especially in the President, who feels she has made a fool of him by sneaking into the competition. The registrar who helps her happens to be the President's son, making the matter even more complicated, and she ends up having all sorts of complicated romantic feelings towards him.
I like the way the book deals with hatred and bigotry. Homosexuality is deemed almost a crime, and to be a gay person makes you something 'less' than even the lowest of the lower class. But the way this is dealt with allows the main character to address her own inner bigotry and realize that hating someone for their sexual orientation was as bad as hating someone for their class.
Honestly, this is one of the best reads I've read in a while. I am looking forward to the next book, since there are some loose ends that need to be addressed. I can't wait to find out what happens to the characters, and to see if they can make the changes that they want to the disturbing class system.
The style of writing is good and the plot picks up straight away, which I like. All of these types of books are similar to the hunger games, but not so similar that you find yourself comparing the two. A bit short, but I'll definitely be buying the second book.
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Would recommended to everyone
Heidi and Arthor's friendship is fantastic, I hope they continue together