Rebel Nation (Viral Nation Series #2)

Rebel Nation (Viral Nation Series #2)

by Shaunta Grimes

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ISBN-13: 9780425268124
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/01/2014
Series: Viral Nation Series , #2
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Shaunta Grimes, author of Viral Nation, has worked as a substitute teacher, a newspaper reporter, a drug court counselor, and a vintage clothing seller. No matter which direction she strays, however, she always comes back to storytelling. She lives in Reno with her family, where she writes, teaches, and perpetually studies at the University of Nevada.

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Praise for Viral Nation

“Shaunta Grimes delivers. Unforgettable characters and a story you’ll not want to put down.”—C.C. Hunter, New York Times bestselling author of the Shadow Falls series

“Gripping…heart-wrenching and exhilarating, Viral Nation will leave you desperate for more.”—Emily McKay, author of The Farm

“A unique dystopian world, a fierce and loveable main character, a group of Freaks that might change the world, written in simple and lovely prose…Once you enter Clover’s world, you won’t want to leave.”—Books, Bones & Buffy

Viral Nation is not a book you want to miss.”—The Demon Librarian

“Really compelling…A unique dystopian novel.”—Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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Rebel Nation 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
It’s not all that easy these days to come up with a fresh idea in dystopian fiction but, in Viral Nation, Shaunta Grimes did just that and has now followed it up with a nicely done sequel, Rebel Nation. In this second of the trilogy, the reader becomes re-acquainted with Clover Donovan, an autistic teen who happens to be of serious interest to the government specifically because of her autism. It’s possible that other books have been written with an autistic protagonist in a dystopian world; if so, I don’t know of them and I think it would be difficult to find a better characterization of how such a child might fit in. I don’t know a lot of details about the spectrum but I believe Clover would be deemed high-functioning in today’s reality. Clover is a unique protagonist and is written so well that she came alive for me on all levels. I appreciated the author’s depictions of Clover’s awareness of those times when her behavior is not quite appropriate and her determination to contain herself. At the same time, we can see that she needs a special sort of assistance which she gets from her loyal and loving service dog, Mango. Her relationship with the very admirable Jude is another highlight of the story and his devotion to her, even when faced with her reactions to certain stimuli, is *so* much more believable than the all-too-frequent romances we find in Young Adult fiction. Jude is the young man I would want on my side if I were Clover. There are plenty of villains in Rebel Nation but none quite so despicable as Bennett and his single-minded determination to make use of Clover’s abilities comes across loud and clear. Whether Clover and Jude, along with the rest of their ragtag group, could stay out of his clutches and spread the rebellion against The Company kept me reading all night and I didn’t regret a moment of my lost sleep. The Freaks are a resistance group that shoulders a great weight and I really wish I could continue the story now, especially since Ms. Grimes has left us with a humdinger of a cliffhanger. There’s a prequel novella coming out soon—I guess that’ll have to tide me over till the third book ;-)