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Article 5 (Article 5 Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

A Must Read...

This book has quite a few twists and turns that keep you from putting the book down. If you like Divergent you'll like this one.

posted by suncoast215 on March 22, 2012

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17 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

Article 5 was the first book in the Kristen Simmons Article 5 se

Article 5 was the first book in the Kristen Simmons Article 5 series. It was an interesting book about a post apocalyptic society governed by rules and enforced by soldiers. It follows the main character Ember as she searches for her mother after she is arrested.

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Article 5 was the first book in the Kristen Simmons Article 5 series. It was an interesting book about a post apocalyptic society governed by rules and enforced by soldiers. It follows the main character Ember as she searches for her mother after she is arrested.

I'm going to start this review with some of the ogod things I liked about it. I enjoyed learning about the world Ember lived in. It was interesting how it was run and how everyone lived in fear of the FBR (Federal Bureau of Reformation). Some began to go crazy, neighbor turned on neighbor and all hell basically broke loose to create what we read in this book. I could see exactly how the world became how it was. It made sense to me and I liked that.

I also liked Ember's drive. She has a one track mind and would do anything to achieve her goal. Once she had a plan, she stuck to it and it was hard to get her to think otherwise. Even while being punished, she still knew how to hold her own. he was strong and did what she thoughht was right no matter what. I love characters like this.

The relationship between Ember and Chase is something I also liked. They switch back and forth between the old relationship they had before Chase became a soldier, and the relationship they have now and I liked how it changed, and I liked how they grew. It made sense to me.

Nonetheless, there were quite a few things I didnt like. First, the dialogue in some sections of the book seemed to dramatic for me. Thing soap opera mixed with the Twilight movies mixed with 13 year old hormonal girls. Everything was just soo emotional that sometimes it made it hard to believe. I grew annoyed at some points.. I also didnt like how some of the settings and people were described. Although I could kind of picture some things in my head, I usually couldnt focus on who looked like what, or what color this person's hair was or where whis was taking place? Was this shed a nice shed or was it run down? What color was the house? How many people cornered you. I often reread sections of the book hoping to picture everything in my head and just couldnt. It caused me to generalize what things looked like. This is a basic farm house, this is a blue pickup truck, this is a manequin speaking to you, no real anything. It made me a bit frustrated. and it took out the feeling I search for of being sucked into a book.

I also didnt always like the romance aspect of the book. I always felt like Ember and Chase were stupid. "Why are you not paying attention? It's obvious he's still in love with you!" or "Why would you do that you idiot? Do you honestly think that because he was thinking a little violently to someone who tried to harm you that he would turn around and harm you too?" or even "Really? You really thought that you could take off running on foot and make it somewhere before someone in a truk can. Nevermind the fact that you have NO IDEA where you're going!!!" I always wanted them to speak their minds and talk about stuff instead of holding it in. I also didnt like some of her decisions. It made me begin to imagine her as a small girl with arms outstretched flailing aimlessly about in search of something she can do, screaming and crying about how her life is awful and everyone ruins it and she cant trust people and blah blah blah, when its obvious there's nothing to do but follow instructions. Shut up and stop crying.

I liked Article 5. It was an interesting book set in an interesting world, but it wasnt the best read for me. I think the hype was too overrated. I was planning to fall madly in love with this book and what I got was an average book. I'll probably read the next book whenever it comes out, but I will most likely not preorder it or go out on opening day in search of the book. My Rating? 2.5 stars.

posted by Sherre on April 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Sounds to me like

    The way its dicribed it reminds me of the book dilirium same consept only in that book the take out the part of ur brain that allows you to love dont worry its not like it goes into alot of detail about the sugrey but once you 18 you cant love if the sugrey works right ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿!!!!!!!!
    If u like this book please read dilirium and see for you self.

    7 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    It's interesting

    i love the IDEA of the book but the main character is overdramatic and whiny. Also, it drags on. I found myself skimming pages. But i dont regret buying it. I'm actually going to buy the others as well.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    A good read a bit slow

    The book is well written, the characters well defined and the plot is within the realm of possibility. All in all it is an OK read. Perhaps the others related books will get into the "Page turner" mode.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2013

    Great book for young adults.

    Good read for younger folks,

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2012

    Unique

    Article 5 had a different plot/twist when it comes to dystopic books. I didn't "love it", but thought I would definitely read a part II if one was available to for purchase.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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