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The gripping first book of a rebellious trilogy about truth, power, and impossible choices, perfect for fans of Divergent and Legend.

Kyla's memory has been erased, her personality wiped blank, her memories lost forever. She's been slated. The government claims that she was a terrorist and they are giving her a second chance--if she plays by their rules. But scenes from the past haunt her as she tries to adjust to a new life, family, and school, leaving her unsettled. Who is she really? And if only criminals are meant to be slated, why are so many other teens disappearing? As she and her friend Ben seek answers, Kyla is torn between the need to know more and her instinct for self-preservation.

A suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel." --Booklist

Excellent. . . . Kyla's erased memory works wonderfully as a storytelling device. --io9
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 211 x 24mm | 329g
  • Speak
  • New York, New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142425036
  • 9780142425039
  • 99,361

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Praise for SLATED

"Terry's world is remarkably like today's. . . . The romance and politics keep suspense ratcheted up. Intriguing--readers will be on tenterhooks for the next one."--Kirkus Reviews

"Terry's debut is a suspenseful page-turner with a highly sympathetic and strong female protagonist. A perverse sense of claustrophobic dread grows throughout the novel. . . . Will have readers waiting eagerly for a sequel."--Booklist

"Building on an intriguing concept . . .What truly makes this novel stand out from the dystopian pack, though, is the well-crafted suspense. . . . Readers will anxiously await sequels to come."--BCCB

"Debut author Terry's . . . treatment of medically induced amnesia is intriguing."--Publishers Weekly

Even if you're sick of teenage dystopias, this paranoid mind-wiping novel will thrill you. . . . Excellent. . . . Kyla's erased memory works wonderfully as a storytelling device.--io9
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About Teri Terry

Teri Terry ( is Canadian by birth, and has lived in France, Canada, and Australia. She currently divides her time between writing and doing a research MA on the depiction of terrorism in young adult literature since the 9/11 attacks in America. Slated is her debut novel. She lives in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom.
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Rating details

27,318 ratings
4.07 out of 5 stars
5 38% (10,454)
4 37% (10,175)
3 19% (5,111)
2 4% (1,197)
1 1% (381)

Our customer reviews

I liked the premise, I mean the government erasing memories of "terrorists" and having a new slate. Slated's main character Kyla remembers things faster than she should and questions things that she "shouldn't" so I was drawn to her. I also liked her sister Ashley. She was sweet and I liked how she wanted to help Kyla. But something just felt off. And it didn't pick up quickly enough for me, I just wasn't invested in Kyla enough I guess, and nothing that automatically drew me in where I couldn't put it down. Stopped at page more
by Brandi Kosiner (Brandi Breathes Books)
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