Inside Out (Inside Out Series)

Inside Out (Inside Out Series)

by Maria V. Snyder
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Overview

Inside Out (Inside Out Series) by Maria V. Snyder



Keep Your Head Down.

Don't Get Noticed.

Or Else.


I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426851780
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/01/2010
Series: Maria V. Snyder's Inside Out Series , #1
Sold by: HARLEQUIN
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 476,364
File size: 538 KB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Maria V. Snyder is the New York Times bestselling author of the Study series, the Glass series, the Healer series, Inside Out, and Outside In. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Meteorology from Penn State and a Master of Arts degree in fiction writing from Seton Hill University. Unable to part ways with Seton Hill, Maria is currently a teacher and mentor for the MFA program. Find her on the Web at MariaVSnyder.com.

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Inside Out 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 138 reviews.
ChelseaW More than 1 year ago
Though I have never officially reviewed any of Maria V. Snyder's books before, I am a long time fan. Her Poison Study trilogy got a second read-through from me, which rarely happens. I will also recommend Poison Study to just about anyone who asks me for a good book recommendation. Her Glass series is equally excellent and I am looking forward to the conclusion this fall. So suffice it to say I was absolutely stoked to know she would be releasing a young adult book! Trella lives Inside, a futuristic place where people are treated like scrubs and worthless machines. Trella is an anti-social teen - she'd rather sleep in the pipes she is assigned to clean than mingle with the other scrubs. Because of this, others call her the Queen of the Pipes. She has accepted her dreary life as just another hard-working scrub in the Lower Levels. Her best friend Cog (like the machine part) is a believer, one of many who perpetrate a rumor of the Gateway, or a way out of Inside. During some of her usual work shift mischievousness, she falls (literally!) into the friendship of an Upper named Riley, and her whole world changes. This meeting sparks a series of events that will push Trella's skills and beliefs to the limits. But along the way, she learns she may have more to believe in after all. One word can sum it all up for me: WOW. Just... WOW. Once I had started reading it, walking away was out of the question. This was a fantastic distopian vision of a future life. Inside was terrifying and claustrophobic. Snyder has a tendency to write strong female characters with seemingly endless amounts of stamina, and Trella falls into this role nicely. The action sequences were not only supremely intense, but there were many of them. My heart raced, my blood pounded, and I swear I even held my breath once or twice. And all racing towards an ending that left me gasping for more. I also feel strongly that both boys and girls will like Maria Snyder's stories, as they all have tons of action plus plenty of intimate elements as well. If you have never tried Maria V. Snyder before, this is definitely the one to start with! All of this is making me wonder: when is the movie coming out?!
mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Trella is a scrub - but she's not your average scrub. She has one friend and prefers to spend her time in the pipes rather than with the overcrowded living quarters of the other scrubs. They're forced to clean the Inside for the Uppers. Trella doesn't know much about the world, but when her friend comes to her and says there's someone who wants to meet her, she's suspicious. What she discovers is something she never imagined. Unknowingly, she starts a revolution. Now, people who once scorned her are helping her complete tasks, steal food, and giving her valuable information, all for the hopes of a better life. Everyone wants to know what's on the Outside. Everywhere Trella goes, danger follows. The Pop Cops have captured her best friend. He's sentenced to die if she doesn't get to him in time. They're watching her every move and questioning her acquaintances. Plus, she doesn't know who to trust. She's going by her instincts, but the last time a rebellion occurred, the leaders were betrayed. Trella's hoping she trusts the right people and, with time running out, hoping that they find something that makes all their sacrifices worthwhile. Inside Out is an edge-of-your-seat science fiction action adventure ride filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Maria V. Snyder has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I love her Glass series and her Study series. I can't wait to see what she and Trella have in store for us in the next book of this series.
K_malinczak More than 1 year ago
Interesting summary up there. I have to be honest. I put off reading this book for awhile because of that summary. I'm not exactly sure why, but maybe it's because I prefer a little more information than what was given. That's just my preference and I know not everyone feels the same way. Either way, I finally got around to reading it and I'm glad I did. Inside Out was friggin amazing. There is something about Maria V. Snyder's writing that I absolutely adore. I loved the Study series, and if it's even possible, I might have loved this book more. The characters were impeccably written. The story was fantastic and suspenseful. The setting was out of this world. Snyder's writing is perhaps a perfect balance of all the things that matter. Everything that makes a book special was there. She makes you care about her characters and her plots are like a movie on paper. I think I like the settings of dystopian novels the best. They are always fantastic and special. There is great world building to be found in them. The hiding in the pipes and the Pop Cops. And then there was the rebelling of the scrubs and Trella sneaking into the upper-levels. The setting and the events that took place in it were just so vivid and compelling. If I have one complaint, it's that I think Trella and the other scrubs got out of sticky situations too easily. Just when you thought something was over for them, they would get saved in an all too convenient way. This happened more towards the end and I found myself thinking, "too easy!" on several occasions. But it is what it is. It was still a fantastic book. I totally want to read the next one, and I will as soon as I can get my hands on it. If you like dystopian novels, I'm pretty sure this will be satisfying. I thought it was pretty special, and it is one I will likely read again in the future if I ever have time to re-read another book. Unlikely.
Khadija32 More than 1 year ago
I didn't automatically gravitate to this book. I received a copy for review and it just sat there on my bookshelf waiting. I'm ashamed that I let it sit there for so long because when I did read it, it blew me away. Science Fiction is something I've always had a love-hate relationship with. It all started with the original Stargate movie and the X-Files. It's never really a first pick for me as far as reading goes. But Inside Out might have changed my mind. The entire concept is what i truly loved about this book. The fact that you don't know where Inside is until the very end leaves you hanging on suspense through the whole story (but in a good way). Inside is a very structured place, everyone has a job to do and is expected to do it...unless they want to have a date with the prop cops who'll most likely throw them in a machine that turns you into plant fertilizer. I really have to give Snyder props for world building. Not only did she create a structured and believable world but it was also fun and interesting. Sure it wasn't as complex as say...Harry Potter but it was still pretty awesome. The politics of Inside could have easily been confusing but there explained so well that it just works. Trella is officially a favorite YA female heroine. She is strong and independent, sure she has her flaws (like her stubbornness) but who doesn't have flaws? The journey she goes through in this book is an exiting, fast paced, emotional one. Her world basically crumbles and starts to rebuild from the ground up. She goes from being one in thousands of scrubs to being the 'go-to girl to lead a revolution'. She starts to fall in love for the first time, looses a beloved friend, and finds out she has a family. This book is filled with awesome, interesting characters. The tec-nos are probably my favorite...well aside from Riley. If your looking for a fast passed fun and interestingly different read, you should definitely check this one out. Excuse me while i go read Outside in....
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Trella is a scrub - but she's not your average scrub. She has one friend and prefers to spend her time in the pipes rather than with the overcrowded living quarters of the other scrubs. They're forced to clean the Inside for the Uppers. Trella doesn't know much about the world, but when her friend comes to her and says there's someone who wants to meet her, she's suspicious. What she discovers is something she never imagined. Unknowingly, she starts a revolution. Now, people who once scorned her are helping her complete tasks, steal food, and giving her valuable information, all for the hopes of a better life. Everyone wants to know what's on the Outside. Everywhere Trella goes, danger follows. The Pop Cops have captured her best friend. He's sentenced to die if she doesn't get to him in time. They're watching her every move and questioning her acquaintances. Plus, she doesn't know who to trust. She's going by her instincts, but the last time a rebellion occurred, the leaders were betrayed. Trella's hoping she trusts the right people and, with time running out, hoping that they find something that makes all their sacrifices worthwhile. With INSIDE OUT, Maria V. Snyder leads readers on an edge-of-your-seat science fiction adventure ride filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming. Snyder has quickly become a favorite author of mine. I can't wait to see what she and Trella have in store for us in the next book of this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im not really into this genre of books, but I had to read this book for school. I have to admit I really enjoyed it.
Msdafnee More than 1 year ago
Inside Out by Maria V. Synder Inside Out by Maria V. Synder is a dystopian society where people live in an underground cube divided into levels. Their population is divided into two sets, the Scrubs and the Uppers. The Scrubs do all the hard work, keeping their world working and clean while the Uppers basically sit on their butts and tell the Scrubs what to do. The Scrubs live in the lower levels in cramped close quarters while the Uppers live in better conditions. The Queen of the Pipes, Trella is the protagonist. She is a tough, loner who has few friends and does not trust easily. Cogan, Trella’s best friend tells her that there is a new prophet, Broken Man, who says he knows where the Gateway (entrance to the outside) is located. Trella wants Cogan to stay away from Broken Man so he doesn’t get fed to Chomper and die. Trella sets out to prove that Broken Man is a liar but ends up starting a revolution instead. I thought the characters were intriguing. You can see the growth of Trella’s character throughout the book. Some of the secondary characters could have been developed a bit more but it does not detract from the story. The world that Snyder has developed comes alive with her vivid descriptions. Snyder’s writing style and use of imagery, allows the reader to experience the life of a scrub. You feel the heat, the humidity, you hear the overwhelming noise that everyone is making, you smell the nasty body odor from the person next to you, and you feel the hopelessness and despair that they must feel. I think it takes a special writer to stir and conjure up such actions from its readers. Snyder is that such writer. Inside Out does start out a bit slow but I think it needs to so you get to know and have a better understanding of the dystopian world. Inside Out is a definite must read and I can’t wait to read Outside In next. 4.4 Stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book with a great story.
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A good book, but it takes forever to get past a page. Its a slow but good book.
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I think there was a good plot however, there was some confusion in the minor details but overall I really enjoyed it and thougjt it was a unique setting
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wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I'm not going to say I didn't enjoy reading Inside Out. Actually, I kind of loved it. The characters are interesting - Trella is your typical kick ass snarky heroine, but I always adore that. The world is rich and new, and I got sucked into the plot line. I just kept mentally comparing it to some strange combination of City of Ember and WALL-E. Don't get me wrong - it's a fantastic book. But the whole concept seemed some twisted combination of Maria's imagination, the basic idea from City of Ember with some WALL-E thrown in for a little spice. However, I did enjoy reading it - the character growth was amazing. I noticed the change-in-character without the character ever losing sight of who she was. And the romantic plot line was pretty amazing. Considering most of the HarlquinTeen novels so far have been right out, for the romance part, 'Oh, look, this is the romance plot line. It's predictable. Here's an epic fantasy novel surrounding it,' it was nice to see one where I still had to guess a little on which way it would go. I feel like this review is all over the place. XD But that's what this next section is for, isn't it?
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Burg More than 1 year ago
Maria V. Snyder always strikes gold...it's a no brainer anymore to be honest. I'm not sure why I waited so long to dive into this one, but regardless it was well worth the wait. I'm already of course anxious to get to the store so I can pick up the second installment and see what is in store for Trella and the rest of Snyder's characters next. I'll admit I wasn't sure what to expect going into this one other than what little description readers are given with the back cover. I knew it would be a lot different than the other books Snyder has out in stores, and I wasn't quite sure that would be a good thing or a bad thing. I think I just failed to realize that whether it's completely different from her other stories or riding along the same wavelength, it doesn't matter as long as it's got Snyder's signature writing style. She's always maintained a fast paced storyline and it's also always jam packed with action and adventure. This series seems to be no different and Snyder has made me a fan of yet another one of her main characters, in Trella, this go around. Her female leads are always strong willed, stubborn, and yet endearing to readers without even trying that hard. It's hard not to sympathize with Trella and the rest of those who live in the lower levels in the horrible conditions they have no way around. And until Trella meets Riley, I was on the "We hate the Uppers" bandwagon. But of course he changed my opinion as well as Trella's eventually. It's still touch and go throughout the whole storyline of who can she trust, what will happen next, and will the rebellion have a positive outcome or a terrible one? Bottom line...if you're a Snyder fan, this book will only enhance that opinion you have of her writing! I'm off to grab a copy of Outside In, the second installment in her Insider series, and I can't wait!
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This book was great! It's action with a hint of love story. I really enjoyed reading it.
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Awesome book. It really had your mind thinking. I was very interested in this book and cannot wait to read Outside In
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