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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

My son LOVED this book he is 15 and just finished his freshman y

My son LOVED this book he is 15 and just finished his freshman year, Guess what I read it too and loved it! looks like a movie to me.. hunger games and divergent  are the genre

posted by 18042836 on June 26, 2013

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3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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I was so excited about this book. The overview that is given is better than the book itself. I read the hunger games and this book isn't similar. Proxy has what a guess you could call a syfi element with the amount of futuristic jargon the author throws around. It is se...
I was so excited about this book. The overview that is given is better than the book itself. I read the hunger games and this book isn't similar. Proxy has what a guess you could call a syfi element with the amount of futuristic jargon the author throws around. It is set in the future. They use the word "lux" way to much to describe anything posh. And apparently the aurhor thinks abbreviation makes words futuristic? Like advos & transpo. Knox throughout the entire book seems like a fool who doesn't react to anything at all, he just freezes up when something happens. And Syd the proxy is a chaper 11 which in this book means he's gay. So there are elements of homosexuality within the book as well. It could have been way better. I was disappointed.

posted by Anonymous on June 19, 2013

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  • Posted December 1, 2013

    Quick fun read

    Quick fun read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    Was worth the time!

    This book had a different spin to it and was not the typical end of the world scenario. It also gave a new character the lead. I was not sure what to expect when I picked this book up but was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it. I would enjoy seeing what happens next. Take the time and read Proxy, it is worth it.

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    When I was first sent this ARC I seemed distrustful of it. It di

    When I was first sent this ARC I seemed distrustful of it. It didn't seem like there would be much, if any, romance and because of that I put of reading it. BIG MISTAKE. Proxy is one of those books that you don't immediately realize you need, but that you do. 




    Set in a dystopian society where the rich can purchase proxies to settle their debts, Knox is a wealthy bad boy that is beyond out of control, and Syd is his proxy. In a world where the poor remain in debt to survive and the rich exploit their debts to get out of trouble, Syd is almost free from fulfilling his debt. However when Knox accidentally crashes a stolen car and kills someone in the process, it is Syd who must fulfill his punishment, except this time the stakes are higher. Finally fed up with the corrupt system Syd decides to flee for his life. Knox who finally begins to fill remorse and guilt gets entangled in the process and they both must set off to escape authorities.




    I love all sorts of aspects of Proxy, from the major themes to the minor details that can easily get swept away. Although it's a longer read, there is not a dull moment. Immediately the stakes are set and from that point on it's an adventure. 




    I think my favorite aspect is the world building, because at first glance although London creates this other society, it's essentially our society at its worst. The homophobia and greed and corrupt government is so disgusting, but at the same time it's described in a way that you can't help but compare to our own society and critique it. 




    This dystopian is filled with action, betrayals, and adventures and....OMFG there is diversity! Not only racial diversity, but also sexuality diversity. It's not just a checklist either, the characters are dynamic and complex and not at all stereotypical. 




    The dynamic of Knox's and Syd's relationship is quite fascinating. It's so complex and it's like this living breathing thing that's constantly changing. As they embark on this journey together, they are constantly taking two steps forward, and when obstacles arise they take a couple steps back. 




    Proxy is an absolute adventure that will have your hearts racing and make you anxious until the next installment. I'm making a bold prediction that Proxy is going to be one of the books of 2013 that everybody will be talking about.




    ARC provided by publisher for an honest and unbiased review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

    A great book!

    I loved it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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