Harlequin Teens // January 4, 2014
YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed…and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.
Pawn is a great dystopian young adult novel. The idea of America taking on a caste like system is daring. The protagonist is brave yet real and humanly flawed- I liked her straight away. The twists and turns that abound in this novel are great... I had a hard time predicting some, which is always good as an avid reader- I like to be surprised. The ending definitely left me anxious for the next book.
I would certainly recommend this one to middle and high school kids. I think they would find this book interesting and would be salivating for the second book in the series. Pawn would encourage reluctant readers to push through a full novel and get them excited for another one!
I attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received a degree in Screen Arts and Cultures (a fancy way of saying I was forced to watch a lot of old movies) with a sub-concentration in Screenwriting. I write. I watch a lot of new movies. Read a lot of books. Tweet too much. Love dogs and have two spoiled Papillons.
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