The Resistance

The Resistance

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In a future England where young people, or "Surpluses," are heavily regulated and everyone takes a drug called Longevity, a member of the Underground infiltrates the Pincent Pharma manufacturing plant and uncovers horrific acts being committed in an attempt to create eternal youth.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781408818077
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor


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Jul 13, 2011

This second book in the trilogy continues to provoke the reader to think about what it means to live, to age, to form connections, and what the world would be like if the basic truths that guide our lives were changed.

Warning, the story is excellent; the science is best viewed as a metaphor and not picked apart.

A well-written and fast-paced, action filled novel. It recognizes that young people have potential, and encourages young readers to make the most of their lives.It combines the issues of dependency on technology and an aging population seamlessly.


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Peter and Anna grew up as Surpluses but they have been given legal status (this adventure was presumably the plot of the Declaration) and now they are trying to fit in among the general population. They are mistrusted and mistreated because of their youth and begin to question why they wanted to become legal. Peter takes a job at Pincent Pharma

The company is responsible for Longevity+ – a drug rumoured to reverse the ageing process. But there is more to the drug than Peter and Anna could have ever imagined

He takes the job with the intention of spying on the pharmaceutical company for the rebels, but his co-workers are persuasive about the benefits of eternal life and he loses track of his goals.

The Issues

* Technology artificially lengthening lives
* The importance of the circle of life, the fresh ideas of a new generation
* Greed
* Pharmaceutical conspiracies


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Jun 06, 2014

Some people would kill to live forever...would you?

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