Saturday, May 16, 2009

THE ROAR by Emma Clayton



THE ROAR is the latest in a new trend toward futuristic YA novels. Like THE HUNGER GAMES and GONE, the setting is the future after the world has been changed by time and the mistakes of humankind. It's about survival, and teens play a significant role.

Mika and Ellie are siblings split apart by conditions beyond their control. Everyone but Mika believes that Ellie is dead. Something tells him that if he can just figure it out, he might be able to save her. When he gets the chance to compete in a special video game competition, he thinks it might provide just the opportunity he needs.

In a future world populated by haves and have nots, Mika and his parents become part of a sinister scheme to control individuals through programs and chemicals advertised to create healthy and more intelligent young people. Can Mika resist the brain-washing and use his skills to learn what is necessary to rescue Ellie and save his family or will they become part of a controlled society?

This edge-of-your-seat first novel by Emma Clayton will captivate readers from the very first Pod Fighter flight. Although almost 500 pages, the short chapters and non-stop action make this a fun, fast read.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I need a FULL summary of this book.

Anonymous said...

FULL menaing not cut off at the part that I need to know.

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK

Anonymous said...

GOOD LUCK

Jason said...

it is a good book!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know the name of mika's game partner I think it was Audrey or Aubrey, something like that?