Article 5

Article 5

Book - 2012
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Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller has perfected the art of keeping a low profile in a future society in which Moral Statutes have replaced the Bill of Rights and offenses carry stiff penalties, but when Chase, the only boy she has ever loved, arrests her rebellious mother, Ember must take action.
Published: New York : Tor Teen, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780765329585
Branch Call Number: YA SIM
Characteristics: 364 pages ;,22 cm.
Alternative Title: Article five


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Oct 18, 2015

good book over all but ember the main character is very annoying and selfish. not caring if she gets everyone caught or not.

violet_horse_527 Mar 16, 2015

one of the best books i've read in a while! this book was awesome, love,love,loved it!

Oct 20, 2014

book 1

Jul 14, 2014

I was told this book wasn't the greatest but I loved it... read it in 1 day...

Jan 18, 2014

This book is quite unique in terms of other dystopians since it is based on our reality today and not some scifi mumbo jumbo. It is also more frightening because it could happen if and when WW3 happens compared to Maze Runner and Hunger Games.

May 20, 2013

Not impressed. The characters suck, the romance is nothing special or intreguing, and the concept has potential but the delivery is poor. Hated the lead, didnt like Chase, but it wasnt too bad. Tolerable. I dont recommend it but if you want to try it, go ahead. Be prepared.

Aug 21, 2012

This was a lousy book. If young girls find this interesting they need to get outside and meet real people who actually think and deal with real issues.
The author had some fascinating and rich settings for her book. The political, social, moral and religious complexities could make for a fascinating story. Instead she abandons the stage she sets and follows the immature and adolescent insecurities of a girl who wouldn't survive a power outage let alone a struggle for survival and flight from an oppressive regime. Ember doesn't act like a 17 year old but more like a 12 year old.
A weak effort for a first time author.

Aug 15, 2012

I could not put this book down! Chase is shown as the boy who Ember loved, but who then betrayed her. Though his actions seem cruel, you can't help but fall in love with him later on in the story. Can't believe this is the author's first book and I can't wait for the sequel. If you like this book then you'll really enjoy Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi.

Jun 18, 2012

Ever since Hunger Games, I have been reading as many dystopian novels that I can get my hands on...and even better if they come as a series. Article 5 is not the best one that I've read but is very good.

May 10, 2012

i loved this book and can't wait for the second book to come out


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Most cities are in ruin and the Bill of Rights has been replaced by the Moral Statutes in this futuristic dystopian romance. Ember lives with her single mom and while life is strict, getting arrested for reading the wrong books is commonplace, she can't complain. Everything changes when the government soldiers come to take away Ember and her mom for be being non-compliant with Article 5, having a child and being unwed. The worst part of all is that one of the soldiers is Chase, her old next door neighbor and first love. For the first time ever, Ember and her mom are separated, and Ember is sent to a reform school. She is determined to break out and find her mom at all costs, and when Chase shows up to help her, Ember doesn't know who to trust. How can she love the monster that took away her mom? Will she be able to save her, or is it already too late? This fast paced read will be enjoyed by fans of Legend by Marie Lu and Divergent by Veronica Roth.

Grades 9 - 12, 364 pages


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