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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe

Concentr8 by William Sutcliffe
"In a not-so-distant future London, riots have become the norm. But when the government suddenly stops distributing Concentr8--a behavioral modification "miracle" drug akin to Ritalin--the city's residents rise up fiercer than they ever have before.

Amidst the chaos, five teens pick a man seemingly at random and chain him up as a hostage in a warehouse. Blaze is their leader, and Troy has always been his quiet sidekick--the only person he has ever trusted. But even Troy didn't see this coming, and as their story unfolds over six tense days, one thing is clear--none of them will ever be the same again."- summary from Amazon

This was an interesting book, but there's a lot left unresolved for me at least and it doesn't seem like there's supposed to be a sequel. It's a quick read from multiple perspectives, which the author does really well. Each character has their own unique British voice (dialect-wise and sometimes grammar-wise) and it's cool to read from each POV as the teens get deeper and deeper into this crazy scheme. It was a quick read, so it's definitely worth a read if you have time and are interested by the summary, but it's not a must-read.

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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