The Rig

The Rig

Book - 2015
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"Fifteen-year-old Will Drake has made a career of breaking out from high-security prisons. His talents have landed him at the Rig, a specialist juvenile holding facility in the middle of the Arctic Ocean. No one can escape from the Rig. No one except for Drake"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
ISBN: 9780544503113
0544503112
Branch Call Number: j Fiction Duc
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm

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sarahbru17 Jan 09, 2018

Characters: 6/10
Plot: 8/10
Writing: 5/10
The story itself was fun, fast-paced, and intriguing. I'd recommend it for the casual reader who enjoys action/adventure with a bit of mystery--but the characters are not super great (I wasn't really attached to any of them) and the writing was mediocre.
Normally, this doesn't leap out at me, but I don't read a ton of books written by men: the writing was sexist. Girls were stereotyped the whole time, starting with the "strawberry blonde" who remained unnamed but was a figure who's sole purpose was to a) cry and b) look hot playing a stupid sport. There were only two named females, and both of them were sexualized. It became painfully clear to me that this was written by a man when he wrote, "She crossed her arms under her breasts and stared at Brand..." (p. 35). It felt like reading a bit like reading a Mission Impossible movie.

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ilovecats2003
Aug 23, 2016

A great book

I didn't like the main character at first, but as the story grew I liked him more.

WARNING! I thought this was just a prison escape book, but there is a couple things that can be tied with sci-fi/fantasy. This is why I give it four starts. It was unsuspected. As the book went on, I learned I did like the element/theme.

Highly Recommended!

faitC26 Jul 02, 2016

Interesting book with good suspense and action :)

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chantelle2018
Feb 24, 2018

chantelle2018 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

sarahbru17 Jan 09, 2018

sarahbru17 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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chantelle2018
Feb 24, 2018

"I could hack into NATO using one of the consoles behind the counter at Burger King." - Tristen

faitC26 Jul 02, 2016

"The Alliance has taken a lot from me, from the whole world, but it does not get to have that!(his mom)"--Will Drake

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