Book Review: Outside In by Maria V. Synder

Outside In
Insider #2
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pages: 326 Paperback
Reading Level: YA
Publihsed: March 1st 2011
Review Source: Harlequin Teen
Available: Amazon

Summary: (from goodreads) Me? A Leader? Okay, I did prove that there's more to Inside than we knew. That a whole world exists beyond this cube we live in. And finding that led to a major rebellion - between worker scrubs like me and the snobby uppers who rule our world. Make that ruled. Because of me, we're free. I thought that meant I was off the hook, and could go off on my own again - while still touching base with Riley, of course. He's the one upper I think I can trust. But then we learned that there's outside and then there is Outside. And something from Outside wants In.

I’m not a big fan of dystopian literature, but I enjoyed the characters in this story. I needed to go back and read the first one because when I started reading this I got really confused not knowing any of the characters or the struggles they faced in the first book.

In this book Trella is looked to as a leader, but she really wants nothing to do with that role. The best person for the job, Cog, was lost to the Outside in the first book. I enjoyed the love story between Trella and Riley. At times I felt like smacking one or the other of them for some of the choices they made, especially Trella.

In the first book, they break free from their oppressors, the Travas, who had found a way to control everyone and have them do all the work. They overthrew them and took control of their world in this installment and developed a committee and tried to have everyone work together in shifts. Many of them couldn’t work together and are envious of what the others have. Things start to fall apart and then they discover that some one or something is trying to get into their world. They need to find a way to set aside their differences and work together to save themselves from this new threat.

Some notes on this book:
Trella finds out more information about her parents.
There are some pretty violent parts in this book.
We say good bye to one of the main characters, like in the first book.

1 comment:

  1. Oh this reminds me that I have to read book 1 of this series. I have it at home and everything. Nice to know book 2 is good too!

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