Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Review: Proxy by Alex London

Proxy (Proxy, #1)Proxy (Proxy #1)
by Alex London
Release Date: June 18th, 2013
Publisher: Philomel
Content: PG-13 Sci-fi
ARC Paperback, 380 pages
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Goodreads Summary: Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.

Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.

Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.

Cindy's Review: 
At a Glance/The Cover:
I didn't really like the cover. I don't really get the cover. But either way, my friend said it was pretty good. So I read it. It reminded me a lot of Breathe by Sarah Crossan. The fact that they're running away from the government to a secret organization outside. And the fact that only have each other.

The Characters/My Opinions:
Syd - Syd is the main character. Duh. He's a slave kind of thing. He takes the punishment of the rich kids so whenever his patron, Knox gets into trouble, he gets beaten. While his patron watched. I don't really get the point of that. What if the patron liked to see people beat to death? Ugh. If this was our future, I hope I'm not alive when it comes.

Knox - Knox is the trouble maker patron that got Sydney suffering so much. It isn't fair. At all. But like at the same time, since the beginning, I didn't really hate Knox like some people. I felt that he actually had a weak point. And it's true, it does. He actually does care about things. And he ends up acting against his father. SO yeah. I'm proud. That someone like Knox could give up their everything for something so small. Now that totally leads to Marie.

Marie - So you guys know how some women in the 1800's went to work and everything. Like woman's rights and went against staying at home. Well. Marie is kind of similar. Except for women rights that she's trying to go for, it's proxy's rights. She actually cares about her proxy.

Three pretty different characters got together and ran. And together they are trying to change the ways of the government. They see how controlling the government actually is. To compare it to a nowadays idea. It's like the people seeing how UN-ecofriendly our government is, encouraging land waste and shopping. But their government was a bit more controlling.

Overall Thoughts: 
This book was a good read. I was expecting a lot of things that did happen because this is a science fiction dystopian novel, which I read a lot. There wasn't anything much new, but just ideas put in different ways. etc. But that ending did surprise me. A lot. That ending was like 'no way!'

In a way, it did end in a cliffhanger, but not those dying kinds. It's the surprise kinds that make you go like, woah! and then move on and wait for the sequel to come out.

Rating: (1-10): 8.6

Happy Reading.  

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