The Resistance

The Resistance

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The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are living freely on the Outside, trying hard to lead normal lives, but unable to leave the terror of the Declaration—and their experiences as surpluses—completely behind them. Peter is determined to infiltrate Pharma Corporation, which claims to have a new drug in the works; "Longevity +" will not just stop the ravages of old age, it might just reverse the aging process. But what Peter and Anna discover behind the walls of Pharma is so nightmarish it makes the prison of their childhood seem like a sanctuary: for it seems the only way to regain youth is to harvest the young.

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ISBN-13: 9781599903026
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)
Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Gemma Malley studied philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. The Declaration was her first book for young readers. She lives in London with her family.

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The Resistance 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
THE RESISTANCE is the much-anticipated sequel to THE DECLARATION. It picks up where THE DECLARATION left off and is told through Peter's eyes. He and Anna live together with Ben, Anna's brother, in a rundown house trying to keep out of the way. Peter and Anna aren't comfortable being Legal yet, and find the stares and nasty comments coming from the other citizens unsettling. Peter and Anna work for the Underground whenever they can. They both want to see the Declaration a thing of the past. Peter gets his chance when his grandfather, head of Pincent Pharma, offers him a position at the company. Pincent Pharma is responsible for Longevity, the drug that makes an extended life possible. Peter uses this opportunity to get information for the Underground. What he finds causes him to question his beliefs about the Declaration, the Underground, and his relationship with Anna. It takes uncovering a horrible secret to put him back on track. THE RESISTANCE was just as good as THE DECLARATION. The suspense keeps you turning page after page. Peter's character is so likeable and his devotion to Anna is heartwarming. Gemma Malley leaves it open for another story, and I for one can't wait to see what happens next.
lenoreva on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THE DECLARATION and its sequel THE RESISTANCE are set in a world where a longevity drug has been developed that essentially lets people live forever. Sounds great at first - until you realize that if no one dies and people keep having children, population growth explodes and there just aren¿t enough resources to go around. That¿s why everyone who takes longevity drugs must sign a declaration saying that they will not have children. THE DECLARATION followed the story of a 15 year old girl, Anna, who was born illegally to parents who signed the declaration, was caught and then sent to a surplus hall to work off her debt to society. It was a fascinating introduction to this dystopian world, and even though plotwise it didn't completely satisfy, it was thought provoking and introduced a couple of really well-rounded characters.THE RESISTANCE seems to exist solely to make the dangers of immortality at a societal level excruciatingly clear. While a drug like Longevity is of course an amazing breakthrough for the individual, it is poised to be the ultimate destroyer of mankind, as society needs a continuous cycle of youth for its renewal. Without that renewal ¿ a culture grows stagnant, the people brittle and egocentric.While these are certainly interesting ideas to explore, the execution is very uneven. Every adult not in the resistance (with one notable exception) is portrayed as irredeemably selfish and heartless. The resistance claims that mankind¿s only hope is in the few teens, like Anna and her friend Peter, who haven¿t been seduced by Longevity ¿ but the plot does these teens a great disservice by demanding that they do stupid things. Fortunately for them, the adults do stupid things too, and in the end it¿s just luck and coincidence that determines everyone¿s fate. I probably don¿t have to tell you how frustrating that is at a narrative level.A third book in the series THE REVELATION is set for an October 2010 release. I'm almost fed up enough not to even bother, except that the teaser summary is so enticing: "It appears Longevity isn't working and the drugs promising eternal youth are failing to live up to their promises. A virus is sweeping the country, killing in its wake, and Longevity is powerless to fight it." Maybe death is just the thing to bring new life to this concept.
Cats_Critters on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the sequel to The Declaration and starts out shortly afterwords. Amma and Peter are now no longer surplus but legals and taking care of Amma's brother Ben. Everyone sees them as outcasts or mistakes. But there is more challenges to come.My rating for this book bounced around the whole book at points it was going to be 2 stars, then 3 stars, then 4 stars, and then back again. It took me a bit to get a "feel" for the characters, which might be caused by me not reading Declaration resonantly. At times I wanted to yell at them at times for being so stupid and at times I was touched by their love for one another. So I went with the highest rating I had while reading it.
kArLy_brwn on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Really good book, very detailed and with scientific thought behind it. But where they find out the new Longevity is coming from, is disgusting. I found it really hard to finish after that point.
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The resistance gets really good in the middle but the declaration is fantasic
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Its not showing up. I want to read it, not look at how pretty it looks on my screen! Im not going to give it one star though, its not the authors fault.
Laurel42 More than 1 year ago
Awesome second, can't find the third ;( I love this story and the characters.
Kaylene Kilbarger More than 1 year ago
Just as good as the first one..loved it but i cant find the third book The Revelation for nook?im not really sure why cause its been out for while..still great author and story
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Babette Sherrier More than 1 year ago
Thisbook is so good :) becca
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Sierrabeth More than 1 year ago
Laurel and 7382215, I am just starting the series, but the last book at the end of 2010 book ended up being titled 'The Legacy' but the author said "The Revelation was the original title for THE LEGACY, but after The Resistance and The Returners it seemed like I had too many books beginning with R…" so I am assuming she felt that she needed to not have so many "R" in her titles...LOL..I DL'd the book this morning and am about 1/3 of the way through it, I will write a review when i am done. with both of the ones I have!!