Book Review | “Banded” by Logan Byrne

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Unfortunately, Berg and I haven’t had enough time this week to read a book for Berg’s Book Club. He’s disappointed. However, this is for two reasons.

The main one is that I have been extremely busy with coursework deadlines that are vastly approaching. On the bright side, I think I am writing some interesting stories. I’ve dabbled in Sci-fi for the first time and have started using some pretty cool postmodern techniques. The second reason is that I have no idea what book to read/listen to next. So if you have any ideas on what book I should review next, please put your suggestions in the comments.

However, instead of having Berg’s Book Club this week, I have asked my friend and flatmate, Lizzie, if I can use one of their book reviews on my blog this week. So we have agreed that I’ll share their review on Banded by Logan Byrne.

Let’s start Lizzie’s review

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It’s Me, Lizzie!

Title: Banded (Banded, #1)
Author: Logan Byrne
Published: April 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Rating: Are you having a laugh mate?

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Goodreads Synopsis

In dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen’s sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them based on their inherent benefit to society. When Kalenna Slater is sorted out of her home zone Quixotic and into Altruistic, she thinks things can’t get worse. Life looks dismal until she meets Gavin, a boy also just sorted into Altruistic who becomes the light needed on her cloudy days.

During sorting she receives a device known as ‘The Band’. It’s a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it measures a citizen’s…

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