Retrieved from ” http: Some disturbing scenes involving female “stuff”. Illegal children called Surpluses are kept in prisons and taught that their existence is a sin. But all in all I loved this book and I just couldn’t stop reading. Children born to these individuals are offensively referred to as “Surplus”. Peter and Anna are finally together living as Legals, although their lives are still troublesome as they are not socially accepted simply because of their youth and because of how they actually became legal.

Peter plans to spy on the creation of Longevity and report back to the Underground – those fighting against eternal life. The final chapter of the book reveals that Peter and Anna are hiding in Scotland, Jude is working for the Underground in London and Peter plans to return to the Underground. Anna is nearly 15 years old. Read my full review at http: Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Jude lives alone and spents most of his time at his computer, earning money with “hack[ing] into the systems of a bank or major institution that relied on technology for its survival, then call[ing] them up and offer to improve their firewalls, for a price. He passes it along to Pip, the leader of the Underground and they attack Longevity’s base, freeing Anna, Ben and a whole bunch of Surplus’s in the mean time.

I wonder what the time period was between the writing of the two books was?

The last pages got really graphic and voyeuristic. I really enjoyed the first book in resistancw series The Declaration and think that Gemma Malley’s concept is incredibly thought provoking, but I found myself unable to really get into Reaistance Resistance. The 1st novel really broadened my mind as to what could take place in thhe future- a sci-fi film version would be pretty cool, my good friend wants to try out for the role of Anna if they decide to make it into a movie. As they are refusing the drug and because of their background a close eye is being kept on them by the authorities.

Gemma Malley’s concept is magnificent and really made me think. Both she and Peter feel alien from this society and Anna particularly feels the stares of those who disapprove of her youth and her status.


The Resistance (The Declaration, #2) by Gemma Malley

He begins posing at his grandfathers company where they make Longevity. Childbirth is illegal, unless you are prepared to give up your chance of immortality. Peter and Anna have to work out where to put their trust. The whole series is an extremely easy read.

The only reason I didn’t give this book resistande stars is because of two fifteen year olds ‘playing house’. Indeed, it is reminiscent of a Victorian novel, evoking a society with the same old child-hating ethos that was depicted far more vividly long ago. After seemingly recognizing Pip and realizing the truth about Longevity Dr Edwards is willing to aid them. For example, wealthy politicians may take the drug and still have children. And Anna and Peter go all the way back to the Middle Ages, with her taking care of the children and Peter going to work.

Refresh and try again. Synopsjs now, sometimes, when it was just the two of them, when he smelt her hair, caught her eye, he felt as though he knew all there was to know about everything, as though they knew the secret of life.

Definitely for all dystopian fans. Write anything, be it your comment on my post, if you agree or disagree or if you want to ask something – I check them most days. There is a warning in this dystopian vision of where we might be heading: He was a well-written character and added a lot to the novel, I thought.

But of course, this isn’t the only question longevity and Longevity throws up, and Malley takes us further into the nuts and bolts of the research process. These two books sound very intriguing and something that my son Marc would totally enjoy!

This site uses cookies. This is a mean world whose values are based on a sense of scarcity. Jude gets to Pincent Pharma in order to save Sheila and is held captive by Derek Samuels, in order to stop him from causing any damage during the press conference. Skip to content Title: In a world where no one had children how long would it take for kids to become the “other” and demonized as such? Jude holds a gun to a guards head, Richard Pincent has a heart attack and when Hilary tries to take over and resolve the situation, Jude tells her he has everything on tape.


The characters almost seemed like caricatures instead gemmma fully developed, realistic individuals. But the themes… hoo boy.

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He uncovers some dark truths about how Longevity, the drug responsible for immortality, is actually made. Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention from May All Wikipedia articles with plot summary needing attention Articles with multiple maintenance issues Sgnopsis to import images to Wikidata.

The story is heart-breaking and tear wrenching, with a very original storyline and interesting characters. They remained on the drugs and gemmaa her anyway, so making her an illegal “surplus”.

A new character is thrown in- a young Legal, just a little This is the sequel to The Declaration. I know, me and my mum are BIG fans of it. Are stem cells ok?

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The writing is equally straightforward and easy to read, once again belying some fairly complex themes. It was the Underground that helped them escape from the Surplus Hall.

More complexity is needed to grapple meaningfully with the psychological impact of such a profound alienation between adults and children. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This book was really a drag.

I had book three on hand, but I don’t think I’m going to bother. Don’t worry I completely forgot what with coursework and exams etc.