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Ever since he was a young boy, music has coursed through the veins of eighteen-year-old Anthem — the Corp has certainly seen to that. By encoding music with addictive and mind-altering elements, the Corp holds control over all citizens, particularly conduits like Anthem, whose life energy feeds the main power in the Grid.

Anthem finds hope and comfort in the twin siblings he cares for, even as he watches the life drain slowly and painfully from his father. Escape is found in his underground rock band, where music sounds free, clear, and unencoded deep in an abandoned basement. But when a band member dies suspiciously from a tracking overdose, Anthem knows that his time has suddenly become limited. Revolution all but sings in the air, and Anthem cannot help but answer the call with the chords of choice and free will. But will the girl he loves help or hinder him?

Emma Trevayne's dystopian debut novel is a little punk, a little rock, and plenty page-turning.

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“Anthem’s personal connections to the richly written cast make the character-driven plot sing. Trevayne’s debut showcases a creative concept, skillful dialogue and vivid characters.” Kirkus Reviews

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"[S]hould appeal to music-loving teens." Booklist

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"Atmospheric and emotionally rich, this intense story practically sings with defiance, swaggering like the rock and punk of old. A strong debut from an author to watch." Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Revolution sings in the air when a teenage boy plays illegal, underground music in a dystopian, Corp-controlled world.

About the Author

Emma Trevayne is a full-time writer. She is an avid music collector, a lover of computer code languages, and a photographer. She has lived in Canada, England, and America. Follow her on Twitter @EMentior.

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Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com, September 12, 2013 (view all comments by Courtesy of Mother Daughter Book Club com)
In a future world, after a war that disrupted civilization as we know it, New York City recreated itself in a way to make sure it’s citizens would never rebel against the establishment. In this world music is a drug, and people can’t live without it. Listening habits are tightly monitored to make sure everyone stays dependent on the Corp who controls what they hear.

Anthem is one of the lowly members of this society. His mother has already died from her addiction and his father is not far behind. His driving need is to take care of his twin younger siblings, but his job, one of the many workers who supply blood used to power the city, is aging him prematurely. The only thing that keeps him going is his band. When tragedy strikes one of its members, Anthem feels he must do something to break the Corp’s hold on its citizens, or else everyone is in danger of losing what little freedom they have.

In Coda, Emma Trevayne creates a society where everything is watched and monitored, supposedly for the well being of its citizens but actually to make sure that the people in control stay in control. Anthem isn’t happy with the life that he and his friends lead, but he believes he’s powerless to change the system. His mother made him promise to take care of the twins before she died, and he plans to keep that promise.

But he also rebels against the thought of the twins, innocent and too young to get their first dose of addictive music, growing up in a world like his own. He thinks that taking care of them may be finding a way to change their future.

While it takes place in a fictional future world, Coda deals with issues relevant today: drug addiction, poverty, gender identity, government surveillance, and more. Plus it’s a good love story too. I recommend it for mother-daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up.

The publisher provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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ISBN:
9780762447282
Author:
Trevayne, Emma
Publisher:
Running Press Kids
Subject:
Children s-Reference Family and Genealogy
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
from 13

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Product details 320 pages Running Press Kids - English 9780762447282 Reviews:
"Review" by , “Anthem’s personal connections to the richly written cast make the character-driven plot sing. Trevayne’s debut showcases a creative concept, skillful dialogue and vivid characters.”
"Review" by , "[S]hould appeal to music-loving teens."
"Review" by , "Atmospheric and emotionally rich, this intense story practically sings with defiance, swaggering like the rock and punk of old. A strong debut from an author to watch."
"Synopsis" by , Revolution sings in the air when a teenage boy plays illegal, underground music in a dystopian, Corp-controlled world.
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