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The Unidentified

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

A very inspirational book!

I got this book today, read it in 6 hours and loved it from intro to aknowledgements. This book moved me, I really identified myself with the Unidentified. There are a few hidden meanings here and there to add inspiration to the reader. A must read for EVERYONE!!!!!!

posted by kaylalulu on July 24, 2011

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

Fascinating premise--ultimately disappointing

I won this book in a FirstReads giveaway on Goodreads.


I chose this book because the premise intrigued me.

At first glance, the plot and setting seemed futuristic and sci-fi.

But in today's technological environment where many educational options are availabl...
I won this book in a FirstReads giveaway on Goodreads.


I chose this book because the premise intrigued me.

At first glance, the plot and setting seemed futuristic and sci-fi.

But in today's technological environment where many educational options are available, it didn't seem so far-fetched. With the advent of DVR's and TiVo, consumers are now
able to skip ads while watching their favorite TV shows so corporations and the parties they contract to market and promote their products have to come up with ingenious and innovative ways to increase exposure and sales revenue. Product placement is one option. In this novel, nationwide, corporations have taken on the responsibility of education for their own self-serving ends.

In the Game, the students themselves become potential brand ambassadors. Being branded has its pros and cons. Branded students are the elite and, in addition to free merchandise, gain access to VIP privileges and social events. But they are constantly monitored and find it increasingly difficult to trust anyone.

I am reminded of George Orwell's 1984 and, at the same time, there are familiar elements that readers, especially YA's. will identify with such as:

. cliques and outcasts
. popularity
. gossip
. jealousy/back-biting
. cyber-bullying

that will always be present.

The book got off to a slow start, picked up somewhat in the middle, only to come to a rushed and inconclusive end. I practically had to force myself to finish it.

posted by K1721M on November 2, 2010

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  • Posted November 2, 2010

    Fascinating premise--ultimately disappointing

    I won this book in a FirstReads giveaway on Goodreads.


    I chose this book because the premise intrigued me.

    At first glance, the plot and setting seemed futuristic and sci-fi.

    But in today's technological environment where many educational options are available, it didn't seem so far-fetched. With the advent of DVR's and TiVo, consumers are now
    able to skip ads while watching their favorite TV shows so corporations and the parties they contract to market and promote their products have to come up with ingenious and innovative ways to increase exposure and sales revenue. Product placement is one option. In this novel, nationwide, corporations have taken on the responsibility of education for their own self-serving ends.

    In the Game, the students themselves become potential brand ambassadors. Being branded has its pros and cons. Branded students are the elite and, in addition to free merchandise, gain access to VIP privileges and social events. But they are constantly monitored and find it increasingly difficult to trust anyone.

    I am reminded of George Orwell's 1984 and, at the same time, there are familiar elements that readers, especially YA's. will identify with such as:

    . cliques and outcasts
    . popularity
    . gossip
    . jealousy/back-biting
    . cyber-bullying

    that will always be present.

    The book got off to a slow start, picked up somewhat in the middle, only to come to a rushed and inconclusive end. I practically had to force myself to finish it.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 8, 2012

    This book wasn't bad, but it really wasn't good either, just kin

    This book wasn't bad, but it really wasn't good either, just kind of boring and the plot wasn't well developed or explained. It was at points confusing and I had a hard time relating to any of it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Ehhhh

    The story had a good idea but wasnt explained well enough & was too confusing to follow.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Confused........

    So im like 13 and i saw this book and it seemed realy good but then i started readig it and its realy confusing i might recommend this to somebody older than m but definately not to somebody around my age.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Lol

    Haaaaaaayyyy somebody get meh a unicorn x)

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 31, 2011

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    Posted November 9, 2010

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