Rating: Worth Reading!
Released: September 8th, 2011
Released on: Kindle
Page Amount: 199 pages
For three teens going back to the past is the only way to save the future.
After years of recession a new political party is ascending to power. To control the United States they must offer leaders people will vote for. The Party has chosen a select group of teens to attend the Institute for Youth Development (IYD) for training to become the nation’s next leaders. But no one has a perfect past and in a world where every moment is captured on film it has become increasingly difficult to find future politicians. Everyone has something from their past they wish they could change.
Matt wants to go back and change the night he drove drunk and ended the life of his girlfriend and best friend; Farrah-Kate, the daughter of America’s most tragic actress, wants to save her movie star mother; and Rick is ordered to go back and change the night he hacked the governments computers.
Marvin Winn, a casino billionaire and Party founder has funded a device that will take the chosen back in time to alter their past. But not everyone is attending the Institute because they want to join The Party. And while everyone returns to their past, one person will choose not to come back, putting everything The Party seeks to achieve at risk.
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First of all, it is set in one of those "oops something horrible happened and now the world is so much more horrible" scenes that litter the Y.A. book community. But, it actually addresses a few of the issues with the world and attacks them. First of all, there is this character that is a total conspiracy junkie (as am I) and he spends the entire novel showing ways the government in the story has lied and hidden major events from its citizens, which lets face it, this happens on a daily basis. This guy was my favorite and I loved everything he represented. Second of all, there are a ton of other characters for other people to relate to. Which is great to draw any reader into the story.
The book kind of leads you on for a while, which sucks, but eventually it does get into the nitty gritty stuff you've been dying to read, but it is towards the end of the book. The upside to this is that it sets us up with a great sequel that I cannot wait to pick up if it exists.
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