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The Resource Alive, Scott Sigler

Alive, Scott Sigler

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Alive
Title
Alive
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Scott Sigler
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eng
Summary
A teenage girl awakens to find herself trapped in a coffin. She has no idea who she is, where she is, or how she got there. Fighting her way free brings little relief-she discovers only a room lined with caskets and a handful of equally mystified survivors. Beyond their room lies a corridor filled with bones and dust, but no people, and no answers. She knows only one thing about herself-her name, M. Savage, which was engraved on the foot of her coffin-yet she finds herself in charge. She is not the biggest among them, or the boldest, but for some reason the others trust her. Now, if they're to have any chance, she must get them to trust one another and survive whateve is to come
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Review
  • On her twelfth birthday, M. wakes up in a coffin. Though she is strapped down, she manages to fight herself free and then realizes she has no memory of who she is or where she is or why she has been in the coffin. She quickly rescues another girl and, together, they rescue still others, all of them as ignorant of their situation as M., but all of them claiming it is their twelfth birthday, though all of them appear, physically, to be in their late teens. And then all of them, oddly, look to M. as their de facto leader. Her job is to lead them to safety and an escape from what appears to be an underground maze filled with shudder-inducing skeletons and desiccated corpses. Will it soon be their turn to die? Volume one of Sigler’s planned Generations Trilogy is a smartly written, ingeniously plotted, and suspense-filled thriller that will leave readers guessing until the surprising denouement and then anxious to learn more in the forthcoming volume two. -- Cart, Michael (Reviewed 10-15-2015) (Booklist, vol 112, number 4)
  • Sigler opens his Generations trilogy with a wallop: Em wakes up trapped in a coffin and must break out from the inside. Once free, she discovers others like her, all believing they are 12 years old, despite bodies that suggest otherwise and strange circular markings on their foreheads. Elected as leader of the confused and amnesic group, Em tries to keep the peace in the face of hallways that lead nowhere, flesh-eating pigs, corpses by the dozen, and charred, red-eyed monsters. As the group disintegrates into warring factions, Sigler (the Infected trilogy) shifts gears into science fiction, a jarring move that leaves many unanswered questions, such as why only certain individuals have the power to open rooms, in addition to confusing glimpses of the crisis that led to the teens' entombment. Grotesque scenes abound, as does the author's tendency to recapitulate plot points through Em's interior thoughts. Still, the burgeoning love triangle between single-circle Em, half-dark circle O'Malley, and circle-star Bishop offers intrigue, as does Em's tortured consciousness over her "savage" self. Ages 14–up. (July) --Staff (Reviewed July 13, 2015) (Publishers Weekly, vol 262, issue 28, p)
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10414543
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Sigler, Scott
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • 10
  • 12
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True
Series statement
Generations trilogy
Series volume
book one
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  • Leadership
  • Captivity
  • Survival
  • Amnesia
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Alive, Scott Sigler
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Content category
text
Control code
000055038362
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780553393101
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012213
System control number
(OCoLC)906798214
Label
Alive, Scott Sigler
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000055038362
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
345 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780553393101
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015012213
System control number
(OCoLC)906798214

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