Thursday, December 24, 2015

#7 of 2015 - Minders by Michele Jaffe

MindersMinders by Michele Jaffe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Published January 30th 2014 by Razorbill

A high concept, cinematic read with a surprising twist, MINDERS asks the question: who is really watching whom?

Q: If the boy you love commits a crime, would you turn him in?

Sadie Ames is a type-A teenager from the wealthy suburbs. She's been accepted to the prestigious Mind Corps Fellowship program, where she'll spend six weeks as an observer inside the head of Ford, a troubled boy with a passion for the crumbling architecture of the inner city. There's just one problem: Sadie's fallen in love with him.

Q: What if the crime is murder?

Ford Winters is haunted by the murder of his older brother, James. As Sadie falls deeper into his world, dazzled by the shimmering pinpricks of color that form images in his mind, she begins to think she knows him. Then Ford does something unthinkable.

Q: What if you saw it happen from inside his mind?

Back in her own body, Sadie is faced with the ultimate dilemma. With Ford's life in her hands, she must decide what is right and what is wrong. And how well she can really ever know someone, even someone she loves.

Most Original

That final line!
This book is its own genre.

8 Months Later

If only I could review more books in less than ten words.

All the above words are true. Minders is original and in a genre all it's own. Is it set in the future or do these people just have advanced technology? Is it a dystopia or does this part of town just suck?
That's the thing about a lot of Michele Jaffe's books they are unlike all the others out there.

Favorite Quote:

“I want to feel what pressures other people feel. Experience the world guided by someone else's moral compass. See and hear and taste with senses formed in a completely different mold than mine. I want to see what it's like to live someone else's lie...Someone else's life.”

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