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Acid

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2113. In Jenna Strong's world, ACID - the most brutal, controlling police force in history - rule supreme. No throwaway comment or muttered dissent goes unnoticed - or unpunished. And it was ACID agents who locked Jenna away for life, for a bloody crime she struggles to remember. The only female inmate in a violent high-security prison, Jenna has learned to survive by any means necessary. And when a mysterious rebel group breaks her out, she must use her strength, speed and skill to stay one step ahead of ACID - and to uncover the truth about what really happened on that dark night two years ago.show more

Product details

  • 12+
  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 316g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0552566144
  • 9780552566148
  • 80,033

Review quote

"There's an exciting and intriguing opening, lots of action, plenty of twists to keep you guessing, a dystopian future and a kick-ass heroine in Jenna Strong. So ... Katniss Everdeen had better grab her bow, nock another arrow and prepare for a fight. She has a challenger" -- Dan Smith, author of The Child Thief "In a word, ACID is brilliant ... They coined the term 'page-turner' specifically for books like this ... When you come out of a book wishing that you knew the heroine in real life, you know they're someone a bit special. I LOVED it. 10/10" World of Children's Books "Looking for a book with a bad-ass, uber cool and smart female lead? You need to meet Jenna Strong. She won't take any crap and she will kick you down until you can take it no longer ... This is one brilliant action adventure story ... written with style and flare" Eventide Reviews "Suspenseful ... I would recommend this book to anyone" Guardian Children's Booksshow more

About Emma Pass

Emma Pass has been making up stories for as long as she can remember. ACID was her first novel, and her second is THE FEARLESS. By day, she works as a library assistant and lives with her husband and dog in the North East Midlands.show more

Review Text

"Suspenseful . . . I would recommend this book to anyone"show more

Back cover copy

ACID - the most brutal police force in history. They rule with an iron fist. They see everything. They know everything. They locked me away for life. My crime? They say I murdered my parents. I was fifteen years old. My name is Jenna Strong.show more

Our customer reviews

Writing a review for ACID is gonna be a bit tough, not because I don't think it is a brilliant book, that it is, but because I think this is one of those reviews that must be absolutely spoiler free, and that's gonna be hard to pull off! ACID is a purely dystopian tale, with a touch of science fiction due to the future time setting, but it doesn't have the usual post-apocalyptic undertones of other dystopians. Here there was no worldwide catastrophe, here humanity doesn't have to start from scratch, here there was a bid for power at a vulnerable moment in history, and a country has been shaped at those powers' will. There are some elements that would remind me of 1984 and even A Brave New World, in the way society has been changed, and in how fear & lies are what keep the populace under control. ACID is Jenna Strong's story but not only hers. Jenna does honour her last name, she's a very strong and resilient character. I loved having a main character that was a female and kicked arse! But the best thing about ACID is not just having a strong female character as the main character, the best thing about ACID was how it kept managing to surprise me at every twist of the story! I kept expecting the story to go one way, turned the page and bam! I had been thrown a curve ball and was surprised. Time after time! And that's also the main reason I don't want to discuss plot much during the review, cause I don't want to let anything slip! This was a great read, and also quite a change of pace since it's a stand alone and it felt great enjoying and wrapping a story in one book. Very much deserved 4 stars for this one!show more
by Pilar Albarran
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