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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 February 20, 2012

    Quick read, great sci-fi

    I loved the author's ideas and execution. The idea of this not-so-distant future schooling and corporeality of youth is a fascinating vision. Kudos!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Recommend

    This book was a nice find. I would have never found it had I not been searching through the discount nook books. This is certainly a "fun read," nothing serious, but if you are a fan of "dystopian" or "sci fi" this would be a good quick read for you. Interesting concepts throughout the book, needs a little bit more meat to it to be a real hit with a broad group of readers, but I would say give it a try :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2012

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    YA Dystopian Recommended

    I really enjoyed this new book with such a great story line. It is another one to add to your read list if you enjoyed Matched or Possession. This is a rather intriguing situation that Kid has landed herself in.

    Imagine if going to school were a game and your fashion, style, friends, interests and hype all determined your scores. If you get enough attention, you could even be sponsored. Most of the teenagers would love to be branded by a sponsor, but few get the opportunity.

    Kid isn't one to stand out among the rest of the school's population but after something dramatic happens that she believes is the work of an outsider. Her investigation along with her best friend Mikey uncovers more than she bargained for and could potentially be a hazard to her health.

    It is not until she meets the leader of the Unidentified does she start to get some answers and confusion along the way. She is being watched closely by the sponsors and a lot is at stake.

    YA Dystopian Recommended

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2014

    I love this book sooooo much!! It's sooooo good! haha

    I love this book sooooo much!! It's sooooo good! haha

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Make you think!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Unidentified

    Havnt finished book. Good. Cant keep nose oit of book. Luv it. Mrl-more review later

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 4, 2011

    Really Interesting!! You will love it!!

    The Unidentified is a great book. Filled with mystery, suspense, and a strange future, it makes you think about what fills the pages and what fills your head. It gives a different view for life and shows lots of possibilities. Kid's spunk, personality, and rebellion makes me smile and her way of dealing with things is admirable. This book is sweet, funny, odd , and one of my favorites. I can't wait to read everything else by Rae Mariz and I really hope she makes a sequel to this!

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  • Posted March 7, 2011

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    ONE OF MY FAVORITES - Deffs a Must Read

    the book is simpler on the reading scale it is a quick and very enthralling read it was easy to fall into and to fall inlove with the characters you really felt for them and there message and you truly want to know what happens to them there are a few loose ends i feel should have been explained but dont all books have there unanswered questions i loved this book for simple yet fast paced ride into the future and i recomend it to anyone who truly needs a pick up pack into the world of reading

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