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New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
 
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
 
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
 
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things werent always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, its hard for her to forget that people werent always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. Its hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
 
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
 
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

Review:

"In her debut novel, Simmons portrays a right-wing dystopian America still reeling from a vaguely described war. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller lives quietly with her free-spirited mother, trying to avoid the puritanical Federal Bureau of Reformation and their increasingly stringent Moral Statutes. When Ember's mother is arrested as morally suspect (she's an unwed mother), Ember is carted off to a repressive reform school that is essentially a concentration camp. Worse, one of the soldiers involved in the arrest is Ember's former boyfriend, Chase, now barely recognizable in military uniform. The novel details naïve Ember's experiences first as a prisoner, then as a fugitive, with the emotionally scarred and secretive Chase as her companion. Heavy-handed in its delivery, the tale is well-written, though there are occasional clunkers ('I answered as assertively as I could. I was so mad my organs vibrated'). Simmons's story includes a fair amount of believable action, a few mildly horrific events, and some not quite R-rated romance on its way to a conclusion that sets up the next installment in this planned trilogy. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Browne & Miller Literary Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read.”  —The Huffington Post

Synopsis:

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things werent always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, its hard for her to forget that people werent always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

About the Author

KRISTEN SIMMONS has a masters degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She lives with her husband, Jason, and their precious greyhound, Rudy, in Tampa, Florida.

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Tim Lewis, June 19, 2012 (view all comments by Tim Lewis)
In spite of its numerous flaws, I found myself liking Article 5 more than I thought I would. Even with its annoying protagonist and unclear ending, I enjoyed the journey of reading through it. If you like post-apocalyptic young adult (though this is labeled as “teen”) then you can probably find other better-executed stories out there. I might give book two a chance if it is written, but more likely I will move on to characters I care more about and stories with a premise less preachy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765329585
Author:
Simmons, Kristen
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Dystopian
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.4 x 5.94 x 1.395 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 18

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In her debut novel, Simmons portrays a right-wing dystopian America still reeling from a vaguely described war. Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller lives quietly with her free-spirited mother, trying to avoid the puritanical Federal Bureau of Reformation and their increasingly stringent Moral Statutes. When Ember's mother is arrested as morally suspect (she's an unwed mother), Ember is carted off to a repressive reform school that is essentially a concentration camp. Worse, one of the soldiers involved in the arrest is Ember's former boyfriend, Chase, now barely recognizable in military uniform. The novel details naïve Ember's experiences first as a prisoner, then as a fugitive, with the emotionally scarred and secretive Chase as her companion. Heavy-handed in its delivery, the tale is well-written, though there are occasional clunkers ('I answered as assertively as I could. I was so mad my organs vibrated'). Simmons's story includes a fair amount of believable action, a few mildly horrific events, and some not quite R-rated romance on its way to a conclusion that sets up the next installment in this planned trilogy. Ages 14 — up. Agent: Browne & Miller Literary Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

“This action-packed novel is a dystopian unlike any other I have read.”  —The Huffington Post

"Synopsis" by ,

New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.

The Bill of Rights has been revoked and replaced with the Moral Statutes.

There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.

Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things werent always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, its hard for her to forget that people werent always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. That life in the United States used to be different.

Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.

That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings…the only boy Ember has ever loved.

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