She thought the evil lived outside the walls. She was wrong.Amy Christine Parker's deliciously chilling story is a fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.In the Community, life seems perfect. Lyla Hamilton believes she is one of the chosen.... show more
She thought the evil lived outside the walls. She was wrong.Amy Christine Parker's deliciously chilling story is a fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths.In the Community, life seems perfect. Lyla Hamilton believes she is one of the chosen. Following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited her family to join the Community and escape the evil in the world. They've thrived under his strict, charismatic leadership. Now seventeen, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:Pioneer is her leader.Will is her Intended.The end of the world is near.Pioneer has visions of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the Silo, the underground shelter where the Community will wait out the apocalypse.Lyla loves her family and friends, but a chance encounter with an unchosen boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community--everything. She needs time to figure out the truth. But with Pioneer's deadline for the end of days fast approaching, time is the one thing she doesn't have.From the Hardcover edition.
Publish date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Realistic Fiction
, Cult Classics
Series: Gated (#1)
Mandodrage Meadows is the name of the community that the "chosen" people in Gated live in but it's not just any community. Mandodrage is actually an anagram for Armageddon. Congrats to YouKneek & Passionate About Books for guessing correctly!! : ) After 9/11, Pioneer, the leader of the community ...
I need to get the sequel to this book immediately. I still have so many questions . . . Lyla and her family are a little unusual. They live in a place called the Community with a man named Pioneer and twenty other families. The families are rarely allowed to leave the Community, and Pioneer is their...
With quotes from Jim Jones, David Koresh & Charles Manson beginning chapters of this book, you knew the Pioneer would be a twisted man. This book was horrifying in it's resemblance to what you see in the news about people brainwashed and living their lives by the laws of one lunatic. This was terr...
OVERALL IMPRESSION: I loved this book so much. I've heard some talk of people not liking this book, so I was a little worried going into it, but I ended up loving it. There is a creepy cultish feeling in the begininng of the book, which hooked me right away. I'm fascinated by stories about cultures ...
Lyla's family has lived in the Community since shortly after 9/11. They, like every other family there, were invited by Pioneer to get away from the evil of the world. They are the chosen ones who will survive the end of the world. Everything is perfect in the Community. Or at least, that's what Lyl...