Stolen Voices

Stolen Voices Life in Noveskina is designed to be harmonious and conflict free But Miri has matured with no obvious Talent and thus faces life among the voiceless lower class

  • Title: Stolen Voices
  • Author: Ellen Dee Davidson
  • ISBN: 9781897073162
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life in Noveskina is designed to be harmonious and conflict free But Miri has matured with no obvious Talent and thus faces life among the voiceless lower class.

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    1. Davidson, Ellen Dee Stolen Voices 188 p. Lobster Press – At 15, Miri is supposed to be looking forward to being Masked and Bonded to her age mates. Unfortunately, she has no Talent and feels like a failure. Unable to join her friends, she sneaks in and witnesses the ritual – and is caught by the Masker – who has other plans for Miri. With the help of a rebel servant, Miri escapes to the Secret Valley and finds her destiny. An excellent piece of science fiction from a small press out of Que [...]

    2. **Update** I reread this book after not having read it in 2 years, and I was very disappointed. It did not live up to all I remember it being. I will post a new updated review soon. Stolen Voices by Ellen Dee Davidson was a great book!First of all, I have to recognize that, unlike every other YA dystopia today, this book does NOT turn into a whole trilogy. In fact, it doesn’t even have a sequel! This dystopia starts and concludes in a simple, quick, 188-page book, and it’s one of the things [...]

    3. Stolen Voices is set in a unique utopian landscape in which individuality is relinquished in order to create a harmonious community free of conflict. The city of Noveskina rose from the ashes of a world in which noise, chaos and hatred were manipulated by evil for destruction in what was termed the sound wars. It is now forbidden to voice your thoughts or feelings loudly or to create any form of music. Members of this city exhibit ‘soul talents’, ranging from the ability to fly, tell amazing [...]

    4. Reviewed by Allison Fraclose for TeensReadTooEvery 15-year-old in the walled city of Noveskina is about to take part in Demonstration Dayexcept Miri. Unlike Eris, with the power to fly, and her best friend, Jalene, who can tell the most incredible stories, Miri has not developed a Talent. Jalene swears that their friendship will not change on the day of their Masking, when they will officially become adults of Noveskina and bonded with the rest of their age-mates, but Miri isn't so sure. If she [...]

    5. Sometimes my 11-year-old recommends one of her books to me, and when time permits I'm glad to see what she's reading. This one's an anti-utopian vision of a future society that has been fractured by war and in which the survivors who live in a walled city are under the dominion of an authoritarian figure known as the Masker.The Masker derives his power from skin-tight Masks that are permanently affixed to the faces of his subjects and that somehow transfer most of their energy to him, leaving th [...]

    6. The Giver meets The UgliesMiri lives in the futuristic world of Noveskina where 15 year olds reveal their "talent" to the community. After your talent is displayed, you receive a mask over your face which - you are told - is to help you become an adult, but really just controls your talent. In Noveskina, there is peace and harmony and everyone lives without struggle or strife. Some things are forbidden however, like singing or making music. Miri's problem is this: she's the daughter of two high [...]

    7. The Giver meets The UgliesMiri lives in the futuristic world of Noveskina where 15 year olds reveal their "talent" to the community. After your talent is displayed, you receive a mask over your face which - you are told - is to help you become an adult, but really just controls your talent. In Noveskina, there is peace and harmony and everyone lives without struggle or strife. Some things are forbidden however, like singing or making music. Miri's problem is this: she's the daughter of two high [...]

    8. I really liked the idea behind this one. I thought it was a different kind of dystopia story with some of my favourite elements in it: music, love, growing up. However, there was something weird about it that I can't quite place my finger on. Maybe it was that I didn't get a "full" sense of the characters. And the ending was a little disappointing to me, only because I would have liked to see it go further into the resolution for their world and Miri's friends. Still, I enjoyed it for its feelin [...]

    9. This is the perfect "hook" book for any reluctant reader. It's also the most perfect book for a new reader to dystopian literature. It's the perfect book to introduce this genre. I can't even begin to explain how perfect this book is. Strong female MC, true best friend, no love interest, stand alone book, very short (188 pages), action packed. There's even a dog for all the animal lovers. It's great for middle school kids and beyond.

    10. Hate the cover - love the story. It was original and much more thought provoking than the usual teen books I get at the library. (Also, there was no swearing or sex, which has become a pretty big standard for what I like these days seeing as eventually my kids will be reading teen books and there's a lot of crap out there.)

    11. Life in Noveshkina is designed to be harmonious and free of conflict This is one of the weirdest imagination city I have ever seen. But the plot, the characters, and the pace of the story was quite alright. I must say I kind of like Miri - such a brave heroine! And the Masking things were kind of uhm, queer.

    12. Diary entries written by children/teens during war times in various wars and places. Very interesting as to how each of these individuals reacted to the war, their circumstances, and how they lived their lives.

    13. Creepy exploration of the meaning of community and what the individual sacrifices, knowingly or unknowingly, to be part of a community. While the story is fresh with unusual imagery it draws heavily from The Giver.

    14. Great but little-known dystopian YA lit. As children reach maturity, they must let go of pieces of their individuality so that the society maintains its harmonious unity. There's a bit of irony there you'll understand it better if you read the book.

    15. I loved this story. It was well written and inspiring. It gives hope to all of us who have ever felt voiceless.

    16. Fun sci-fi book but I thought the ending felt forced and fanciful. And it ended too abruptly (because I wanted to keep reading).

    17. It was a page turner, and short, but the characters were a bit flat and the world was a mishmash of post apocolypic/psychic talent/creepy science stuff. Oh well.

    18. The idea of the story was really good, but the language was stilted and the conclusion felt rushed. I felt some further clean-up in the writing would make this a lot better.

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