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The Resource Reboot, Amy Tintera

Reboot, Amy Tintera

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Reboot
Title
Reboot
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Amy Tintera
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Language
eng
Summary
"Seventeen-year-old Wren rises from the dead as a Reboot and is trained as an elite crime-fighting soldier until she is given an order she refuses to follow"--
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YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, 2014.
Review
  • Grades 8-12 Postapocalyptic novels are everywhere, but debut author Tintera’s vision incorporates reanimation and rebellion in a Texas devastated by disease. Five years ago, Wren Connolly died at age 12, only to come back to life 178 minutes later as a Reboot. The longer one is dead before rebooting, the stronger, faster, and less emotional the Reboot is. With her high number, 17-year-old Wren 178 is the most formidable Reboot around, and she is both feared and revered. The government uses her and other Reboots to capture and kill civilians in the name of security. It’s a fascinating premise, delivered in gory and glorious cinematic detail—and with a healthy dose of romance for Wren in new Reboot trainee Callum 22 (so low in number as to be practically human). Tintera’s world is fully imagined and richly described through Wren’s initially detached voice, which becomes progressively invested and passionate as she rediscovers her human emotional attributes. The quick pace, familiar yet altered setting, and strong humanitarian message will draw Hunger Games fans. An abrupt ending hopefully indicates successive titles. -- Carton, Debbie (Reviewed 05-01-2013) (Booklist, vol 109, number 17, p83)
  • Tintera's debut covers familiar dystopian territory, but a riveting premise, a romance with substance, and the urgent narrative voice lend it a burst of fresh energy. When Wren was shot in a Texas slum at age 12, the virus she'd been infected with caused her to "Reboot" after 178 minutes. Reboots who have been dead as long as Wren come back strong and often emotionless, and are the best hunters and killers for the government (who offer them no rights or freedoms). When Wren, now 17, begins training Callum, who'd only been dead for 22 minutes, he challenges her beliefs in the rigid order of their society, as well as her own lack of emotion. And when Wren discovers that the weaker Reboots—including Callum and Wren's roommate Ever—are being experimented on, it sets off a desire to escape and to fight the system she's worked for since dying. Tintera occasionally rushes character development—Wren's conversion from borderline sociopath into caring human, in particular—but strong world-building and sweeping action sequences should exert a strong hold on readers. Ages 13–up. Agent: Emmanuelle Morgan, Stonesong. (May) --Staff (Reviewed May 13, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 19, p)
  • This compulsively readable science-fiction debut will appeal widely. Seventeen-year-old Wren is one of many young people who, after dying of a widespread virus called KDH, came back to life. Called reboots, they are stronger and more aesthetically refined. They also tend to be more aggressive and less empathic; these traits become more pronounced with each minute spent dead. They are confined to Human Advancement and Repopulation Corporation facilities, where they are forced to train as soldiers who carry out the will of their captors. Dead for a record 178 minutes before she reanimated, Wren commands respect and is reasonably satisfied with her second life. But the introduction of a new detainee, Callum, to whom she's inexplicably drawn coincides with her sickening realization that the humans have been experimenting on the lower-numbered reboots with terrifying results, leading her to forge a desperate escape. Though undeniably derivative of so many in the genre, this is a well-imagined story in its own right. Superb concepts and plotting will hook readers from the start, and though Wren echoes the reluctant-heroine trope common to many recent dystopian adventures, she is sympathetic. The tension between Wren and Callum is playful and often sweet, offering plenty to those who appreciate romance. Though the story is neatly resolved, the possibility of a sequel is still tantalizingly possible. (Dystopian adventure. 14 & up)(Kirkus Reviews, April 15, 2013)
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Tintera, Amy
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 6
  • 12
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True
Series statement
Reboot duology
Series volume
0001
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  • Adventure and adventurers
  • Soldiers
  • Dead
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Reboot, Amy Tintera
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050483256
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780062217073
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2012051741
System control number
(OCoLC)813912001
Label
Reboot, Amy Tintera
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050483256
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
365 pages
Isbn
9780062217073
Isbn Type
(trade bdg.)
Lccn
2012051741
System control number
(OCoLC)813912001

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