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Proxy - Alex London
Proxy
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The adventure novel of the year! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. Knox was born into one of the City's wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech,... show more
The adventure novel of the year! Inspired by The Whipping Boy and Feed, this adrenaline-fueled thriller will appeal to fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent. 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. A fast-paced, thrill-ride of novel full of non-stop action, heart-hammering suspense and true friendship—just as moving as it is exhilarating. Fans of Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider series, James Dashner's Maze Runner, Patrick Ness's Chaos Walking series, and Marie Lu's Legend trilogy will be swept away by this story.     "Put down what you're doing and read this book. Right now. The complex characters, intricate world, and blistering pace are off-the-charts amazing. I fell in love with this story from the first sentence to the final, epic page. London is a force to be reckoned with." —Marie Lu, author of the Legend trilogy    “[A] smart, stylish science-fiction thriller that deftly weaves big issues like guilt, accidents of birth, redemption and commerce into a page-turning read.” —Kirkus Reviews   “Proxy moves blindingly fast through a world of danger gone viral. It's science-fiction on a joy ride full of deceit and imagination.” —Deseret News    
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399257766 (0399257764)
Publisher: Philomel
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Series: Proxy (#1)
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The Symmetrical Bookworm
The Symmetrical Bookworm rated it
2.0
Well, this was disappointing. I wanted to love this, I really did. But it's just very lackluster and overall I would suggest skipping this one. I like Syd, and kudos to the author for an LGBT character whose sexual orientation isn't the only part of his personality. Syd was cool, very likable. As ...
I Live in Many Worlds
I Live in Many Worlds rated it
5.0 Proxy by Alex London
What can I say about this book that won't make me sound like an obsessed fangirl? ... Nothing because I REALLY loved this book! It was so engaging and enticing and all the -ings! I loved this world that London created and I love the premise of the entire book. I even loved all of the characters!...
missbrie
missbrie rated it
3.0 Proxy Review
This book follows two lead characters, Syd and Knox. Knox is a spoiled rich kid who grew up having everything a boy could want except for love. Syd is a poor kid who, because he was an orphan and had to go through the foster care system, and then go to get his biofeed implanted, and then go to sch...
oanaread
oanaread rated it
4.0 Proxy
The picture of the future something like the biopatches really amazes me. A really unique kind of story. Action is action. Fun is fun. Heartbreak is heartbreak. All sorts of emotion, i felt it. It's a story where reality meets future.I'm so proud of Syd ☺
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4.0 NICOLE'S REVIEW: Proxy by Alex London
Just when I've been about to turn my back on dystopians this book comes along and manages to rekindle my love for the genre. With wonderfully nuanced characters and crazy plot twists I found myself engrossed in a world where the rich (Patrons) have everything and the poor are burdened with debt. E...
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