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She thought the evil lived outside the walls.
She was wrong.

In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives.
Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now 17, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:
Pioneer is her leader.
Will is her Intended.
The end of the world is near.
Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves and prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress - the Silo.
Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the development than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But as the end of days draws near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.
©2013 Amy Christine Parker (P)2013 Listening Library
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"Parker doesn't pull punches, indicating a level of brutality that will appropriately disturb even as it successfully conveys Lyla's complete entrapment in the Community. Compelling and not that distant from real-world cults that have ended in tragedy." (Kirkus Reviews)
"Parker skillfully explores the mindset and inner workings of an apocalyptic cult, steadily building toward the inevitable moment of truth...As for the apocalypse itself, Parker keeps things suitably ambiguous, resulting in a complex, intriguing tale rooted in real-world events." (Publishers Weekly)
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Hilfreichste
5 out of 5 stars
Von Stefanie Am hilfreichsten 23.10.2016

Thrilling!

I was about to give up hope for the YA genre in general when "Gated" crossed my path. Let's be honest: YA books with an interesting premise AND a story that delivers what was promised are scarce. This one is a wonderful exception. "Gated" has a clever hook and it delivers. The story is riveting, it features believable, life-like characters and a thought provoking plot. It moved me, it made me think, it made me cry and scream at the pages, wanting to throttle Pioneer (the antagonist). And this is just what I expect from a brilliant read. The author makes it easy to understand the members of the cult, all awhile despising what they do, and leaves you with the question: Would I react any different under the same circumstances? I'm not too sure if my answer would be "yes".

I am in love with Amy Christine Parker's subtle and elegant style. She only tells you what you need to know and leaves you to feel the rest. There is no info dropping, no stereotyes, just plain good storytelling. I'll definately read the sequel, I'll definately check out her further writings. Consider me hooked. "Gated" is a perfect YA Thriller.

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