The Ones

The Ones Book Cover The Ones
Daniel Sweren-Becker
JUVENILE FICTION
Macmillan
September 6, 2016
304

"Genetically engineered teenagers called 'The Ones' go to extremes fighting for their rights as society turns against them"--

 

Review:

“The Ones” is a book that I am in the minority in regard to my views, so keep in mind that your mileage may vary when it comes to this review.

The premise was good, but the execution was lacking.  I think much of that is owed to the cardboard characters.  They were YA dystopian stereotypes, which is not always a bad thing as long as there are unique motives and strong character development.  There was none of that present.  Even the backstory provided read like it was forced.  Some secondary characters sparked my interest, but they were never developed.

I wish I could recommend “The Ones”, but I just can’t.  Maybe the next in the series will live up to the potential.

This unbiased review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher.

 

Content Warning:

Language, Sexual Situations, Violence

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