by Sarah Negovetich
Book: Stand Alone
Publisher: Sarah Negovetich
Pub Date: Dec 4, 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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"Before you stands the future."
Straight-laced, sixteen-year-old Rebecca can't wait for her Acceptance. A fancy ball, eligible bachelors, and her debut as an official member of society. Instead, the Machine rejects Rebecca. Labeled as a future criminal, she's shipped off to a life sentence in a lawless penal colony.
A life behind barbed-wire fences with the world's most dangerous people terrifies Rebecca. She reluctantly joins a band of misfit teens in a risky escape plan, complete with an accidental fiancé she's almost certain she can learn to love.
But freedom comes with a price. To escape a doomed future and prove her innocence, Rebecca must embrace the criminal within.
My Review: Rebecca was ready to get accepted and move forward in life and be an adult. Her life of balls and fancy things ended up being something else. She doesn't get in, but she does get accept to the pit! The pit is where she will spend her life in prison because she has tendencies.
So you know what, if she is a criminal then why not embrace that side? Well Rebecca doesn't have these tendencies, as you can tell with the say she is scared by being in prison. So she will have to embrace her so called criminal side if she ever plans to escape. She and a group of teens come up with a plan to escape.
From the start to this point Rebecca grew nicely. She isn't as shy and I liked the way she just grew up a bit, it wasn't instant like in most books, but it was built up nicely and you were able to know the character well. She also had her flaws which just let you know that even though she is tough, she isn't perfect.
Then we have the love triangle....Okay so I can easily get annoyed with these things but the author did surprise me. She did an awesome job is building this and the entire story. The love triangle was done well so that you didn't think is was over done with drama or the guys going at each other. Nope, it was a well developed triangle and tied into the story nicely. Daniel is awesome and I liked him more.
Overall I really enjoyed how well the author put this book together and did a good job creating a dystopia world. I'd read more from this author!