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by Gemma Malley

  • Author: Gemma Malley
  • ISBN: 1599904438
  • ISBN13: 978-1599904436
  • ePub: 1840 kb | FB2: 1319 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literature & Fiction
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens (March 1, 2010)
  • Pages: 256
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 585
  • Format: azw lrf lrf lit
The Returners (Declaration) ePub download

It was a small, fat book covered in pale pink suede and filled with thick, creamy pages that looked so beautiful she couldn’t ever imagine ruining them by making a single mark on that lovely paper.

It was a small, fat book covered in pale pink suede and filled with thick, creamy pages that looked so beautiful she couldn’t ever imagine ruining them by making a single mark on that lovely paper. Every so often she’d taken it out to look at it. She would turn it over in her hands, guiltily enjoying the soft texture of the suede against her skin before secreting it away again.

Having something or someone they can relate to in the story keeps them invested so kudos to Malley for making that connection with Will so strong

Only 1 left in stock (more on the way). Having something or someone they can relate to in the story keeps them invested so kudos to Malley for making that connection with Will so strong. Because, when all is said and done, The Returners isn't a bad book, it was just a bad book for me.

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Gemma Malley has written another thought provoking novel set a few years into the future. Gemma Malley studied philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist

Gemma Malley has written another thought provoking novel set a few years into the future. A number of important issues are covered throughout this deceptively small book including racism, anti. Gemma Malley studied philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She is the author of The Declaration and The Resistance, and lives in London with her husband and two young children. Библиографические данные. The Returners Declaration Series.

Returners was not what I was excepting at all. Gemma Malley wove together perfectly historical facts, with her amazing world of Returners. People who come back reincarnated over and over again.

London teenager Will Hodge is miserable  . Returners was not what I was excepting at all. They serve a purpose, to remember the lives they have lived.

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The Declaration - Gemma Malley (Summary). Страна: США. Безопасный режим: выкл.

The Declaration is a Young Adult novel by Gemma Malley. First published in 2008. The world it features is a dystopian reality in the 22nd century in which humanity has cured all illness and aspires to eternal life. It'll d. Surplus Anna is nearly 15 years old and has lived in Grange Hall (a Surplus Hall) for most of her life. She was taken away from her parents at the age of two and now, in year 2140, she has learned to "hate parents" for bringing her into the world

The first book in a YA trilogy set in a reproductively dystopian future. Reminiscent of Margaret Atwood and Aldous Huxley, but for teens. It's the year 2140 and Anna shouldn't be alive.

The first book in a YA trilogy set in a reproductively dystopian future. The first book in a YA trilogy set in a reproductively dystopian future.

London teenager Will Hodge is miserable. His mother is dead, his father's political leanings have grown radical, and his friends barely talk to him. To top it off, he's having nightmares about things like concentration camps. Then Will notices he's being followed by a group of people who claim to know him from another time in history. It turns out they are Returners, reincarnated people who carry with them the memory of atrocities they have witnessed in the past. Will realizes that he, too, is a Returner. But something about his memories is different, and with dawning horror, Will suspects that he wasn't just a witness to the events, he was instrumental in making them happen. Set in the near future, with the world on the verge of a new wave of ethnic cleansing, Will must choose to confront the cruelty he's known in his past lives, or be doomed to repeat it...

Kirizius
This one is OK, not as good as The Declaration trilogy. Maybe I was expecting the greatness of those books in this one.
Kinashand
I originally had a difficult time getting into this one, the beginning was a bit too… slow, or scattered, I’m not really sure exactly what it was. I pushed through it, though, and by the time I was about halfway through I was hooked. It was not at all what I expected! There were so many plot twists that I didn’t see coming, I was kept at the edge of my seat and I’m pretty sure I read the entire second half in one sitting. Yep, it got that good!
As this is a young adult novel, it was a quick read. The story takes place in London, the main character being a teenage boy with a handful of horrors in his past. Without giving anything away, I’ll just say that the boy spends most of the book fighting himself. It’s a great metaphor for inner demons, etc. I would recommend this book, just remember to push through the beginning a bit… It does get better, and it is worth the read!
Balladolbine
The Returners, as well written as it is, was far more muted and understated in tone than I was imagining it would be. While there were clear strengths to the story I found them to be mired by a few larger weaknesses which in turn left me feeling somewhat underwhelmed by the story as a whole.

Where I struggled quite a bit was with the extended focus on racial and political undertones. The point of their inclusion was made early on so lengthening the attention paid made the element monotonous and repetitive. Moreover, this ended up taking away time from learning more about the Returners and Will's relationship to them. I got the point that was being made, the elements were a mechanism to exemplify the evil side of being a Returner as well as a tool for Will's desire and ability to change. But, despite both being admirable aspects of the story to explore for me the amount of time ultimately focused on each individually was unnecessary. I would much rather have spent those pages delving into the history of the Returners and delving into the relationships between Will and those who have known him in his past lives.

Another opportunity lost was the potential for Will to explore his own sanity as part of the journey to recognition. What readers ended up seeing was the same scene (Will being followed, Will worrying he's losing his mind) over and over again. It wasn't just repetitive it was off putting. I ultimately ended up skimming some passages as I already read what was said and done in scenes prior.

When we finally did get to the meat of the story, the struggle between good and evil, it was an interesting addition and frankly the biggest strength of the story. Will's determination to not be the person he'd been so many times in so many lives before was palpable. It made him emotional and vulnerable, it made him accessible to the reader, it humanized him. In my estimation this is extremely important in a dystopian novel as the reader is already displaced by time and place. Having something or someone they can relate to in the story keeps them invested so kudos to Malley for making that connection with Will so strong.

In being fair and honest I have to say that this review is likely more a reflection of my expectations of dystopian literature than it is of the book being "bad". Because, when all is said and done, The Returners isn't a bad book, it was just a bad book for me. In an effort to provide a more well rounded perspective of this book I've included links to reviews that may have a different viewpoint than mine. I encourage you to read these as well before determining whether this book is for you.
snowball
Will Hodge doesn't have many happy days, especially since his mother died and his father's political involvement has grown more and more radical. In addition to stress at home, Will's friends don't really talk to him anymore, he starts losing short blocks of time, and strange people start following him around claiming to know him.

Then, the dreams begin and he starts to think he is going crazy. He dreams of concentration camps during World War II and several other atrocious events from history. At first, Will thinks he is losing his mind, but soon explains away the strange thoughts on the history he is learning in school. Deep down, he knows the dreams are serious.

Eventually, he can't avoid the strange people anymore. They explain to him that they are Returners, just like him. Returners are "people who have been reincarnated and whose destiny is to recall the atrocities they have witnessed in the past." When Will learns about the part he plays in this complicated situation he is forced to decide what his role will be.

Are we born with a predetermined destiny or can we change who we were meant to be?

As a fan of dystopian literature I enjoyed reading THE RETURNERS. The only reason I gave it 4 out of 5 stars is because I felt it took too long to get to the specific Returners storyline, as most of the book deals with Will's denial of his connection to the strange people following him.

Reviewed by: Karin Librarian
Oreavi
Will, a fifteen-year-old boy, lives with his father who is a lawyer with political interests. The story is set in 2016 and there are a few flashbacks to 2008. In that year his mother committed suicide.

Will is a loner. Around the age of ten there was Claire, one of his neighbors. They got along very well. During the nighttime - when his father is asleep and Claire gives a signal with her flashlight - Will visits Claire by climbing up a tree that stands close to the window of her bedroom. They listen to music and play video games. It's the only friendship he knows but it won't last. When he starts talking about his psychological problems, Claire is somewhat freaked out and she refuses to see him.

As Will grows older he begins to think that he's paranoid. All kinds of people approach him telling the boy he's is one of 'them' and that he should 'return'. Will is afraid of losing his mind because he thinks that the encounters with these people are hallucinations. One evening he thinks he sees Claire in the garden, but she becomes another person he doesn't recognize. Is this reality or a hallucination?

He can't remember the people who are following him, at least not at first. And when he does, he doesn't like what he remembers.
Will discovers that he has a past far deeper then most and the struggle to break free of the powerful hold that history has on him may well become a struggle for death over life...
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