Gated: Extended Book Teaser
A fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths. Read the first seven chapters for FREE in this extended book teaser that includes a letter from Amy Christine Parker! Appearances can be deceiving. In the Community, life seems perfect. After the 9/11... show more
A fast-paced, nerve-fraying contemporary thriller that questions loyalties and twists truths. Read the first seven chapters for FREE in this extended book teaser that includes a letter from Amy Christine Parker! Appearances can be deceiving. In the Community, life seems perfect. After the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Pioneer invited Lyla’s family to join his group and escape the evil in the world. They were happy to be chosen, happy to move away from New York and start over in such an idyllic gated community. Now seventeen, Lyla knows that Pioneer is more than just their charismatic leader, he is their prophet . . . but his visions have grown dark. Lyla is a loyal member of the Community, but a chance encounter with an outsider boy has her questioning Pioneer, the Community — everything. And if there’s one thing not allowed in the Community, it’s doubt. Her family and friends are certain in their belief. Lyla wishes she could feel the same. As Pioneer begins to manipulate his flock toward disaster, the question remains: Will Lyla follow them over the edge? From the outside looking in, it’s hard to understand why anyone would join a cult. But Gated tells the story of the Community from the inside looking out, and from behind the gates things are not quite so simple. Amy Christine Parker’s beautiful writing creates a chilling, utterly unique YA story. Perfect for fans of creepy thrillers and contemporary fiction alike.
Publish date: November 5th 2013
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
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...