The Whisper [NOOK Book]

Overview

Listen -- can you hear it? The explosive sequel to THE ROAR!

From a whisper...to a scream!

Telepathic twins Mika and Ellie at last are reunited. But if they're ever to free the brainwashed, microchipped child soldiers, they must pretend to play along with the tyrant Mal Gorman's maniacal plan, even as they mind-read his every evil thought. Members of an elite squadron of ...
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Overview

Listen -- can you hear it? The explosive sequel to THE ROAR!

From a whisper...to a scream!

Telepathic twins Mika and Ellie at last are reunited. But if they're ever to free the brainwashed, microchipped child soldiers, they must pretend to play along with the tyrant Mal Gorman's maniacal plan, even as they mind-read his every evil thought. Members of an elite squadron of mutants, the brother and sister have specialized skills that will enable them to steal the top-secret formula for an age-reversing drug developed by rebel scientists on the wild side of The Wall. Juiced by these potent pills, the cadaver-like Gorman foresees a future in which he'll be forever young - released from the machinery that now supports him.

Unless, that is, Ellie and Mika have a master plan of their own: to bring the all-powerful Gorman to his knees, and face-to-face with his greatest fear.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for THE ROAR

“A hugely inventive and entertaining read which grabs the reader by the scruff of the neck from the first sentence. It flies along like a laser beam from a blaster and sustains the breakneck pace until the stunning climax. A fresh and exciting take on sci-fi that will have fans crying out for a sequel” – Eoin Colfer

“Telepathically connected twins battle a totalitarian regime…Exciting, thought-provoking, and very hard to put down.” – The New York Times Book Review

“An exciting, suspenseful plot; this compulsive read should not be started at bedtime!” – Kirkus Reviews

“An unusually gripping adventure…roars to a satisfying conclusion.” – BCCB

VOYA - Steven Koebel
Telepathic twins Mika and Ellie are reunited after being captured by the evil Mal Gorman, a tyrant bent on creating a child army and staying forever young, in 2009's The Roar (Chicken House, 2009/VOYA August 2009). The Plague, a cataclysmic event that spurred the building of The Wall to separate the infected from the healthy, is revealed to be a ruse to separate the haves from the have-nots. Now captured, Mika and Ellie must rely on their telepathic abilities to overthrow Gorman, emancipate his brainwashed army, and hatch a plan to tear down The Wall. This science fiction adventure will get your adrenaline pumping and is not to be missed. Clayton writes for young people, and you can tell. The dialogue is authentic, and there is not a labored sentence or abrupt transition in sight. The trendy apocalyptic setting is engrossing; Mika and Ellie are courageous, relatable characters; and the plot raises moral and philosophical questions about society presented in a very sophisticated and appropriate way for junior high and high school students. Those clamoring for Hunger Games or Ender's Game but not yet ready for the violence will find this satisfying. Reviewer: Steven Koebel
Children's Literature - Heidi Hauser Green
Mastery of the Pod Fighter video game must have seemed like quite an achievement to the children of this futuristic world—at first. Then, they discovered that they had been implanted with a control device and claimed by Mal Gorman and his Northern Government to act as pilots and gunners in a war against the South. The problem here is that Gorman seriously underestimated the mutant children, who are under the guidance of telepathic twins Mika and Ellie. The pair and their compatriots have no intention of fighting a war based on Gorman's self-interest. They are determined to thwart his plan, destroy the wall between the North and the South, save the implanted children, and reunite with their parents. It is no small plan. How can they manage it? Readers of Clayton's The Roar will be pleased to continue the saga. This is an engaging dystopian novel that ends on a hopeful note. Reviewer: Heidi Hauser Green
School Library Journal
Gr 5–8—Thousands of children are sleeping, ready to be activated as perfect fighter pilots and gunners, controlled by the completely unhinged Mal Gorman. Or are they? Taking place immediately after the events in The Roar (Scholastic, 2009), the story opens with the mutant Chosen Ones (Mika; his twin sister, Ellie; Audrey; and four other kids who remain entirely interchangeable) making their plans to stop Gorman (who has overdosed on Everlife-9 and is now a 13-year-old himself) and his equally scary counterpart, Raphael Mose, by taking control of… well, pretty much everything. Meanwhile Kobi (maybe the last free 13-year-old in London) and his father fall in with terrorists who will stop at nothing to blow up the towers where the rich people live. Amazingly, Mika and company, with the help of Kobi, Grace (Raphael's mutant daughter), and a few functional adults actually do exactly what they set out to do—save the world. And no one dies. Kids who like their science fiction moving at the speed of light and chock-full of evil villains, mutants, cyborgs, Star Wars-type air battles, psychic communication, poison gas, and big bombs will appreciate this one. Who needs character development anyway? Buy where the first book is popular.—Mara Alpert, Los Angeles Public Library
Kirkus Reviews
This sequel to The Roar (2009) finds twins Mika and Ellie and the other mutant children using their maturing superpower talents. In a knockout science-fiction thriller, they attack the Wall that divides the poor multitudes in the North from the relatively few rich in the South. Mika explains at one pont: "We hear things you can't hear… we call them The Roar and The Whisper. The Roar is the sound of emotion and The Whisper is the sound of thought." Set in the not-so-far future in the British Isles and picking up right after the finale of The Roar, this story demonstrates thought turned into action. It extends readers' comprehension of the twins' world, providing knowledge of the characters and their superpowers, revelations about the origin of the Wall and details of the landscape of the South in greater depth than in the first book. The third-person narration alternates among the viewpoints of Ellie, Mika and Mika's friend, Kobi, adding interest and suspense, while the well-developed plot, lots of new and creepy monsters and tightly maintained tension keep readers entertained. Heavy themes of economic marginalization are leavened by gadgetry and action. Mixing science-fiction ideas with the tension of a thriller guarantees reader approval. (Science fiction. 10-13)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545393263
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 96,321
  • Age range: 10 - 14 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Emma Clayton lives with her two children in Leamington Spa, England. THE WHISPER is the sequel to her debut novel THE ROAR.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    What

    The roar is not on the nook??!!!!!!!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    The Whisper reveiw

    A good sequel to the roar but not enough action or suspence. The battles were too easly won. The roar was one of the best books ever I would highly recomend reading it if you haven't already. Trust me the roar is way better than the whisper.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Amazing...

    An amazing story that is completely worthy of being the sequel to a book as awe inspiring as The Roar........I hope she makes another 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 17, 2011

    Can't Wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been waiting for this ook for over 2 years and can not wait unill it comes out. I'll have to re-read the first one again though.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2012

    Ok...Not the best

    I loved the first book THE ROAR but I thought this book was boring. The 12 year old children walked in and just...won. I thought there was not enough action they just beat every one instantly with there "powers". I would read it if you liked the roar, but only to conclude the storyline not for a " explosive ending".

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Like i was saying...

    Anywho, the author uses technology to guide the characters through a world shot with poor. It uses supsenseful humor to move certain events. In all words, awesooooooooommmmmmmmeeeeeeeeeeeee

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2012

    Amazing

    This book is fun to read. I have a hard time putting this book down. I'm loving The Whisper!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2012

    CAN NOT WAIT!!!

    i ordered this book a couple days ago and can not wait till i get it the roar was one of my favorite books ever!!! If u want to get this book well read the roar then read this amazing book!!!:)

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Great

    I really did like this book, it was full of suspense. But, it really lacked action. The battles were short and they always won. It's definitely a must read though.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    This book is awsome

    Toatly fits with the first book the roar. Love the excitment and the mystery it soooo good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog** An explosive finish to an ac

    **Originally posted on Libby Blog** An explosive finish to an action-packed adventure!
    The Whisper picks up with Mika and Ellie right when, and where, we left them in Book 1, The Roar. An army of thousands of stolen children, ages 12 and 13, have been trained, made healthy, implanted and lie waiting to be awakened and sent to war. A war fueled and led by Mal Gorman and those in The North who are in power to take back from The South all that has been taken. What will be left when the war is done? What happens to the precious animals...who are in the precious forests they've never seen or even believed existed until now? How are they going to stop all of this and make the adults listen? When the army of children wake up, the world will begin its new beginning...led by children...and mutants alike...who will show the world the way and the truth of what lies in everything and everyone around them because The Whisper is starting. Do you hear it?

    My thoughts: WOW! This grabs a hold of you from the very first page, tightens its grip and rushes you along as fast as a Pod Fighter flown by Mika and Ellie until the very last page! If my life hadn't been so full of life when I started it I know I could have started it in the afternoon and finished it by bedtime; the pages fly that fluidly from beginning to end. And what an ending! I never knew where Clayton was going in the plot until she got there! I wondered and I hoped, by I certainly didn't dare to assume because her mind is plain brilliance when it comes to adventure and world creation! These books would make for amazing movies and I honestly can't wait to read them over and over again. These books are the very first ones I recommend to every adult and student who walk through my life or my libraries who asks for a book like The Hunger Games. They are just SO dang good! Wow Emma Clayton. I can't wait to see what you write next, because I am most certainly in my dear. Brilliant! Cheers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2012

    This is a good book but.....

    This was a very good serius. The roar and the whisper are very good. I wish there was a another one! But there was just one thing wrong with the whisper it was that they always won. They walk into a place and just win. There was no fighting really, she i would rememend this book to ages ten an up. But all in all very good books. If you like fighter planes and have kids at your age riding them this is a good book for you.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2012

    very very good!

    This is a great book. It will keep you attached untill you reach the end

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2012

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    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 10, 2014

    I luv both books

    Omg if you havnt read these yet do it right now emma clayton is such a great writer!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2014

    ????????????REALLY???????IT IS NOT COOL??????????????????????????????????????????AARON

    Not cool at all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 5, 2014

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?!!!!!!!

    This book is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2014

    Cool

    Nice ending

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    Great book!

    My son checked out book one from his school library (The Roar). He had me read it and I had to immediately get part two. It was great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Epic and fun

    This book is great and shows graet care and peoe uniting the story is great i read it in one day it alsp shows you to be mpre careful with the envirpnment or else well all end up in cement world but the book is great so is the first one

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