The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken Review

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Released: December 18th 2012 (hardback)
 Disney Hyperion
Pages: 488


When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government "rehabilitation camp." She might have survived the mysterious disease that's killed most of America's children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she's on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her-East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can't risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.


What can I say about this book that everyone else hasn't said already? Probably nothing but i'll give it a shot. First off I loved this book, it was packed with so much action and I've been on a dystopian binge for a while now that this book was just perfect. The concept of kids having powers from a "diseases" the government has gotten people to be afraid of kids between a certain age that have not been killed from this disease.

I loved the pace of this book I was packed with enough information, action and a road trip to keep you interested and wanting more.

I recently read The Darkest Minds for the second time and I understood so much better want was going on knowing the information from later on in the book. For example: When the kids were being transported to a camp a kid make a PSF do something with his touch. The first time I read it I re read the paragraph because I though I missed something but it all made sense after. But already knowing reading the book the second time gave me another different feeling of enjoyment from the first time.


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