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Friday, April 3, 2015

Review: Divided by Elsie Chapman

Divided by Elsie Chapman. The Sequel to Dualed.

Divided by Elsie Chapman

Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: May 2014
List Price: $17.99
ISBN-13: 9780449812952

Review: In Elsie Chapman's Divided, West Grayer has finished killing people. The board just wants her to kill only one more person. She has won against her alternate, a twin who wasn't raised or lived with her. West now wants to go on with her life, after showing how she has a good chance of having promising future in front of her.

In the story, the board is making West a deal so that they can convince her to kill only one more time. The deal that they are making is too good to pass. The deal is worth killing someone. When West is on her mission to kill the person they want her to kill, she realizes that she is way too focused on the deal the people in the board made with her. She recognizes the person she is supposed to kill is a ghost from when she was younger, long ago. When West finally realizes that the board was actually lying to her about everything all along, she decides that she must not complete her current mission, to kill the ghost from when she was younger. Instead, she must replace it with a new mission. Her new mission is to find out the truth about her past, so that she can make sure that she will have a good, bright future ahead. Will West do whatever it takes to save her loved ones and her future? Will the board do whatever it takes to keep West from finding out the truth behind their big lie?

Elsie Chapman has taken suspense, thrill, and action, and filled every page of Divided with them. She left me with many cliffhangers throughout the book. I really like this book, because of how suspenseful the plot is. I often found myself at the edge of my seat, while reading Divided. I recommend this book to 5th graders and up, because the plot may be a bit complicated or confusing for younger kids. Also, this book will appeal to readers that are really into thrillers and suspense. Overall, Divided was a really good book, with a really great story.

Review written by Amanda (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Divided for this review.

Have you read Divided? How would you rate it?

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