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Review: ‘The Predicteds’ by Christine Seifert

I received this book for free from publisher unsolicited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘The Predicteds’ by Christine SeifertThe Predicteds by Christine Seifert
Published by Sourcebooks Fire on September 1st, 2011
Genres: Dystopian, Love & Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: ARC
Source: publisher unsolicited
four-stars
Daphne is the new girl in town and is having trouble fitting in. At least she has Jesse… sort of. He wants to be more than “just friends,” but there’s something he’s not telling her about his past. Something dangerous. When a female student is brutally attacked, police turn to PROFILE, a new program that can predict a student’s capacity for violent behavior, to solve the case. As the witch hunt ensues, Daphne is forced to question her feelings for Jesse—and what she will do if her first love turns out to be a killer.

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review

I don’t know if your high school was like this but mine either was, and I didn’t pay attention or it WASN’T because I went to a Catholic school. I find all these high school cliques very condescending just because someone looks a certain way. i.e, a quiet girl who wears a lot of eyeliner, chokers, studs and listens to metal rock would be classified as a goth. Or the head cheerleader who wears the latest clothes and has the best car, boyfriend, house, etc. is deemed as the snobby queen bee of the school. We place prejudices against people just because they look a certain way. I find that wrong. But anyway..back to the book..

What I love about Daphne’s character is that she doesn’t care. She befriends the goth girl AND the snobby rich girl. She doesn’t care what other people think and that to me is admirable.

Quiet High is in an uproar about PROFILE, an experimental program that can predict what a student will do in the future. Kind of reminds me of that Tom Cruise movie Minority Report where the psychics predict who would commit a crime. In Predicteds, it’s about a student’s crime. Students whisper about other students and their families, basically stereotyping anyone who looks like they could committ a crime.

I have this knack for figuring out who the bad guy is and I was right. Not surprising but Christine really did entertain me and kept me turning those pages to find out who was doing setting up who. I enjoyed it and if you like mysteries just as much as me, I’m sure you’ll gobble this novel right up.


rating

4/5

four-stars

4 Comments

  1. Diana Grace

    February 18, 2014 at 3:43 AM

    I have read the book years ago and I liked it a lot. Which is kind of ironic though since I cannot really remember what happened in the book… all I know is that I enjoyed it. Great review! 🙂
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  2. Jaseena

    November 16, 2013 at 10:49 PM

    Looks like a great read !! Thanks for the honest review !!

  3. Jaime Lester

    November 18, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    My local library has this book on its shelves, and I think I am going to go check it out. It really does sounds fantastic. I love that your description of the characters. I like a character that doesn’t conform. Yep, think I am going to put this one on hold!

  4. Grace Lo

    October 20, 2012 at 6:03 AM

    I don’t know why, but I’m obsessed with stereotyping. I find it interesting how people do it, and actually do all sorts of crazy research on it. And wow. This is amazing.
    I first saw The Predicteds in the hands of a friend, and just passed it over, because, heck, I had a ton of books to read and didn’t know if this’d be a win or a flop. While the book’s blurb held an interesting concept, I quickly forgot about it.
    Now reading your review, I feel like and idiot for not reading it. I mean like, based on the fact that it seems dystopian, I probably would have picked it up. And now the review cleared up a lot of things and now I AM DYING TO GET THIS ONE!!!

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