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Book Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Inside OutTitle: Inside Out
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Date of Publication: 1st January 2011
Pages: 315
Source: Bought
Series: Inside Out #1
Synopsis from Goodreads.com:
Keep Your Head Down.

Don't Get Noticed.

Or Else.

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.


My Thoughts:
I love YA Dystopian novels. I haven't read that many, only The Hunger Games and The Forest of Hands and Teeth series, but those two were awesome, so once I heard about this, I was so excited to read it. I seem to have lots of trouble finding YA Dystopian novels so any suggestions, leave them in the comments! Anyway, this was definitely a welcome addition, and I am still a huge fan of YA Dystopian.

Right from the beginning of the story, I could tell that Trella was about to take us on an amazing adventure, completely different from anything else. And I was right.

There are so many things about this book that I absolutely adore. Firstly, the thing that jumped out at me right at the beginning, was the amazingly complex yet completely simple world that Snyder has created. It was extremely well thought out and incredibly detailed, even down to the number of rivets on the walls. There is social hierarchy, with the Uppers being better than the Lowers, who are keeping Inside alive. And even though the situation in which Trella and her friends live in is completely impossible, it's easy to imagine and great to get lost in.

Trella is a confident and independent character, and she's unique. There is no one like her in the sheep-like herd of scrubs, and she trusts no one. That was at the beginning though. At the end, she begins to develop into a confident and determined young woman, who will do whatever it takes to get what she wants. And she does.

Everything about this book is awesome. I could go on forever about it, but nobody wants to read that. All I'm going to say is that is awesomely written, and a great start to what is promising to be an amazing series. If you haven't read it, you really need to. It's awesome.

My Rating:
I give it 5 Feet!

Challenges:
2011 100+ Reading Challenge #6

Comments

  1. Great review! I adore Maria's books, both YA and adult! And Inside Out is so much different than her adult books which has a past feel to them with magic involved! Inside Out was amazing and its sequel Outside In was a great followup. My review for Outside In will be up early February, the 5th I believe, just before it's February 22 release!

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  2. Awesome, indeed! Can't wait to check this one out for myself.

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