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The List

The List

Escrito por Patricia Forde

Narrado por Imogen Wilde


The List

Escrito por Patricia Forde

Narrado por Imogen Wilde

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3.5/5 (9 avaliações)
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8 horas
Lançado em:
Aug 8, 2017
ISBN:
9781520076782
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In the post-apocalyptic, neo-medieval city of Ark, speech is constrained to five hundred sanctioned words. If somewhere were to speak outside that approved lexicon, they'd face banishment. The only exceptions to this rule are the Wordsmith and his apprentice, Letta. Together, they are the keepers and archivists of all language. But when Letta's master dies, she is suddenly promoted to Wordsmith and finds the situation more complicated than she knew. While fulfilling her charge to collect and save words, she uncovers a sinister plan to suppress language and to rob Ark's citizens of their power of speech. Soon, she realizes that it's now not only up to her to save Ark's language but also its entire culture...
Lançado em:
Aug 8, 2017
ISBN:
9781520076782
Formato:
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Sobre o autor

Patricia Forde is from Galway in the west of Ireland. She has published many books for children and has written plays and television drama. She has a husband and two teenage children. None of them are aliens to the best of her knowledge.

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  • (2/5)
    In this future dystopia, the leader of survivors of a Big Melt decides that words and our ability to deceive with words are what got humans into all this trouble. So he limits the vocabulary of his settlement and bans music and art. And then he limits it more and more. Letta, the new Wordsmith (keeper of words) when her mentor disappears, finds that all is not as she thought, and starts to meet those who live outside the settlement, and outside the rules.This book was not well written - I rarely believed Letta would be able to pull off whatever brave thing she was doing next, and the feelings and chemistry of the characters mostly did not read well. There were plot holes you just had to keep reading past. This book was an interesting idea that did work as well as intended.(SLIGHT) SPOILER BELOW: What was this author thinking in using the word "Nicene" to refer to a chemical? I was so confused because it has a meaning of its own.
  • (4/5)
    The List by Patricia Forde, published by Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - a fabulously imagined middle grade fantasy novel.Set in a future where climate change and global warming have culminated in a great "Melting", leaving only the city of Ark as the last habitable place on Earth. Ruled by John Noa who fiercely guards language and considers it the root of all of mankinds problems. The List is the story of Letta, a wordsmith, whose job it is to create the lists of words that are allowed to be spoken by the people of Ark. When Marlo enters the wordsmith shop one day, he sets off a chain reaction of events that will change Letta's perception of the ideal society in which she believes she lives.I grabbed The List on a whim, seeing it on the shelf at the library. I love fantasy novels so was pretty sure I would love this one. To be honest I almost abandoned it at the beginning. When the characters are speaking "List" I found it off putting and broken and wasn't sure I would be able to keep going with the halting words. I continued on and quickly realized the broken sentences and halting speech was a device used by the author to make the reader uncomfortable, to make us question the actions of the leaders of Ark, and to open our eyes to the power and beauty of words and language. I believe The List is a timely book, in a time when words are being used to cause hate, to confuse, and to deflect, it is worth examining what makes us rich and what separates us from the other creatures of the world. Language, art, music, creativity are some of what makes our lives colourful. Without these things, there would be nothing to force accountability from leaders, to speak opinions and truths, and to show love.The List is a fantastic middle grade novel, promotional material indicates ages 10 and up.
  • (4/5)
    3.5 Stars A middle-grades dystopia that is reminiscent of many of the classic dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels with a few original elements.4 Stars - The worldbuilding, the overall plot, the pace, and the setup.3 Stars - The gaps in the story and some characters needed a little more development (although some were well-written).If you read dystopias, I would give this book a chance, especially if you're a younger YA fan.Net Galley Feedback