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Enclave

Aguirre, Ann (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong-- and dangerous.
Authors: Aguirre, Ann
Title: Enclave
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2011
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 262 p. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Ann Aguirre
Summary: In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong-- and dangerous.
ISBN: 9780312650087
0312650086
Branch Call Number: y AGUIRRE 2011
Subject Headings: Teenage girls Juvenile fiction Survival Juvenile fiction Dystopias Juvenile fiction
Genre/Form: Science fiction
Fantasy fiction
Dystopias
Young adult fiction
Topical Term: Teenage girls
Survival
Dystopias
LCCN: 2010031039
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In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong-- and dangerous.

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders may be wrong-- and dangerous.

Deuce the Huntress understands the need for the brutal order that lets the members of her underground enclave survive in their post-apocalyptic world. But when she is exiled Topside, she learns that everything her leaders taught her is a lie. First in a series.

Deuce and her partner Fade hunt to keep their community beneath the ruins of New York City alive. When they discover that the threat is growing, they need to venture Topside.


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this book made me feel sick

"In the aftermath of war and plague, most of New York City's survivors have moved underground, establishing enclaves where they eke out an existence and hide from zombie-like Freaks. After 15-year-old Deuce, an enclave-dweller, earns the rank of Huntress, she is paired with a mysterious outsider named Fade... and the two of them discover a secret that could destroy their precarious society. While there are hints of deeper feelings between Deuce and Fade, this violent, gritty, and suspenseful series-starter will appeal most to those who like the world-building and pulse-pounding action of the Divergent or Hunger Games trilogies." Teen Scene March 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/a2d2fecb-0036-4e36-bcd4-d3276847a40f?postId=2f01dac0-7358-4d12-879a-5d09c90eb51c

Feb 14, 2014
  • Stampcoin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this series, it got better as it got further into it, right up to the End. 5 Stars

Feb 10, 2014
  • danomcd rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great read - interesting story and it doesn't get bogged down in the love story.

Dec 06, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I thought the world building in this was amazing. The questions asked about what makes us human, and what is unforgivable were very thought provoking. That being said (SLIGHTISH SPOILERS AHEAD), the way rape and rape culture was dealt with especially in the above questions were…almost unforgiveable. While I applaud Aguirre for trying to question how much Stalker was at fault, his transgressions were too easily forgiven, and more appallingly, Deuce originally sees the victim at fault. The way women are dealt with outside of Deuce in the last two cultures we encounter are….horrifying and frustrating respectively. (END SLIGHTISH SPOILERS)

I enjoyed the books, particularly for the outstanding world building, but the action and adventure aspects were excellent as well. If my above statements about women sound like you wouldn’t be able to get beyond these scenarios, then this series is not one for you.

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

This book is long on action, but short on heart. While reading I felt like I didn't really know who Deuce and Fade were, and that made the action sequences oddly listless -- "Ho-hum. Zombies attacking someone I don't care about." The twists the story took detracted from its potential impact as well -- in the underground Enclave, everything has a claustrophobic kind of intensity. Once Deuce and Fade leave, the story becomes much more spread out and diffuse and looses its punch. Maybe if they had left the enclave at the very end of the story instead of the middle, the pacing would have worked out better.

Aug 29, 2013
  • Sofiavo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

awesome book, but i thought they would begin the book with a little of how their lives had been before the naming day, or whatever it is. I agree that it was kinda rushed in the beginning.

May 31, 2013
  • KWomack211 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Agree with some of the others that the transition to "topside" was to quick, but overall, I fell in love with the characters, and enjoy how they remain true to themselves while still allowing room for emotional growth. I truly enjoyed reading about a strong female lead character (Deuce) whose character was not overwhelmed by a romance. Looking forward to reading more in the series.

Apr 18, 2013
  • ucblue rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book was WAY rushed. From the setting switch to the events that unfolded, it seemed like a breeze. I did like the characters but not the connections between them. I thought that this novel wasn't the best and I was being very nice to give it 3 stars. Quick read.

I agree with everyone who said that the transition from underground to Topside was too rushed; I felt like something had been left behind. This book was sort of "meh". It was in between being good and being completely awful. The characters are extremely human and the emotions are very real, so that's one thing in Ann Aguirre's favor. The thing that I didn't like about it was the fact that those weird zombie-like creatures--Freaks, Muties, Eaters, whatever we're supposed to call them now--showed up Topside for practically no reason other than shock value.
I don't know whether I'm just getting bored with dystopian fiction or if it's just the fact that this book was like, mediocre at best.
I do plan on reading the sequel, however.

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sassgardian thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

Mar 18, 2013
  • mockingjay42 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

mockingjay42 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

Nov 20, 2011
  • PrimaGigi rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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May 12, 2011
  • OliviaSh rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

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Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Fifteen-year-old Deuce has just been named, marked with three scars on each arm and become a Huntress -- charged with feeding her tribe and protecting them from the carnivorous Freaks. In Deuce's world, everyone lives underground, and few people live past twenty-five. Deuce is assigned to partner with Fade, an enigmatic Hunter who claims to have come from Topside, and together they discover that the Freaks may be more of a threat than anybody realized. But will the enclave's elders listen to them before it's too late?

May 12, 2011
  • OliviaSh rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

In Deuce's world, an enclave deep underground, people earn the right to a name only if they survive their first fifteen years. By that point, each unnamed "brat" has trained to join one of three groups--Breeders, Builders, or Hunters, identifiable by the number of scars they bear on their arms. Deuce has wanted to be a Huntress for as long as she can remember.

As a Huntress, her purpose is clear--to brave the dangerous tunnels outside the enclave an dbring back meat to feed the group while evading the ferocious monsters known as Freaks. She's worked toward this goal her whole life, and nothing's going to stop her, not even a brooding Hunter named Fade. When the mysterious boy becomes her partner, Deuce's troubles are just beginning.

Fade doesn't like following orders. Deuce has never known a boy like him before, someone as likely to touch her gently as use his knives with feral grace.

As Deuce's perception shifts, so does the balance in the battle for survival. The mindless Freaks, once considered a threat due to their sheer numbers, now show signs of cunning and even strategy... but the elders refuse to heed any warnings. No matter how hard she tries, Deuce cannot stem the dark tide that carries her far from the only world she's ever known.

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Violence: It almost made me uncomfortable. It wasn't really too bad when put in perspective/compared with the Hunger Games or the Inheritance Cycle, but it was still pretty gross at times.

Jun 15, 2012
  • soyshake rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violence: Nothing too descriptive, but still there.

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Dec 08, 2011
  • Mahala rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"Keep the fire burning"

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