Revolution 19

Revolution 19

Book rating: 03 Hardback Revolution 19

By (author) Gregg Rosenblum

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  • Publisher: HarperTeen
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 145mm x 211mm x 28mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 11 February 2013
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0062125958
  • ISBN 13: 9780062125958
  • Sales rank: 369,905

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From the creators of Homeland and the Final Destination films, Revolution 19 is a cinematic thriller unlike anything else. At first they called it system-wide malfunctions when the robots stopped fighting at exactly 2:15 p.m. Greenwich Mean Time, August 17, 2051. For twenty-two hours the battlefields were silent. Then when the bots began killing again, now targeting their human commanders, they shook their heads and called it fatal programming errors. When, a day later, the skies over cities on six continents grew dark with warships, they began to understand. And when the bombs rained down and legions of bot foot soldiers marched into the burning ruins, killing any humans who resisted and dragging away the rest, they finally called it what it was: revolution. Only a few escaped the robot war. Those who did lived in secret freeposts, hiding from the robot armies determined to control the human race. Nick, Kevin, and Cass are some of the lucky ones-they live with their parents in a secret human community outside the robot-controlled Cities. But when the bots discover their village and attack, the teens are forced to run. Determined to find out if their parents are alive, the three siblings venture into the heart of the robot City, where one misstep could be their last.

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Gregg Rosenblum works at Harvard, where he wages epic battles against technology as an editor/webmaster/communications/quasi-IT guy. He graduated from UC San Diego and has an MFA in creative writing from Emerson College. He lives in Boston with his wife and daughter.

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By Kim Heimbuch 24 Jun 2013 3

Coming soon For a shorter read, it does follow along an exciting struggle between robots and humans. This is definitely an older teen read as there are periods of violence and torture as well as the strong dystopian society, which typically means death to those who disobey which might be too graphic for younger readers... http://www.musingwithcrayolakym.com/3/post/2013/06/revolution-19.html

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An exciting, dystopian page turner...Robot apocalypse done right -- Kirkus Reviews Good old--fashioned sci--fi action starring remorseless laser--firing robots and ridiculously brave and selfless teenagers. -- Booklist "A strong start to what looks to be an exciting series." -- Publishers Weekly "Very entertaining, with an action--packed story that suggests a cinematic blockbuster. Readers looking for a lively adventure through a dystopian future that isn't hopelessly bleak may therefore get on board for this revolution and relish its obvious set--ups for a sequel." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "Fast paced and entertaining" -- School Library Journal

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Twenty years ago, the robots designed to fight our wars abandoned the battlefields. Then they turned their weapons on us.Headstrong seventeen-year-old Nick has spent his whole life in a community in the wilderness, hiding out from the robots that have enslaved mankind. But when the bots discover the community's location, he, his tech-geek younger brother, Kevin, and adopted sister, Cass, barely make it out alive only to discover that their home has been destroyed and everyone they love is missing.All survivors were captured and taken to one of the robots' Cities. The siblings have been hearing tales about the Cities all their lives humans are treated like animals, living in outdoor pens and forced to build new bots until they drop dead from exhaustion. Determined to find out if their parents are among the survivors, Nick, Kevin, and Cass venture into the heart of the City, but it is nothing like they've been told.As they live among the bots for the first time, they realize they're fighting for more than just their family. The robots have ruled for too long, and now it's time for a revolution."