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Gated | [Amy Christine Parker]

Gated

In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives. Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now 17, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned: Pioneer is her leader. Will is her Intended. The end of the world is near.
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Publisher's Summary

She thought the evil lived outside the walls.

She was wrong.

In the Community, life seems perfect. The members of this isolated suburban development have thrived under Pioneer, the charismatic leader who saved them from their sad, damaged lives.

Lyla Hamilton and her parents moved here following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, looking to escape the evil in the world. Now 17, Lyla knows certain facts are not to be questioned:

Pioneer is her leader.

Will is her Intended.

The end of the world is near.

Like Noah before him, Pioneer has been told of the imminent destruction of humanity. He says his chosen must arm themselves and prepare to fight off the unchosen people, who will surely seek refuge in the compound's underground fortress - the Silo.

Lyla loves her family and friends, but given the choice, she prefers painting to target practice. And lately she'd rather think about a certain boy outside the development than plan for married life in the Silo with Will. But as the end of days draws near, she will have to pick up a gun, take a side, and let everyone know where she stands.

©2013 Amy Christine Parker (P)2013 Listening Library

What the Critics Say

"Parker doesn't pull punches, indicating a level of brutality that will appropriately disturb even as it successfully conveys Lyla's complete entrapment in the Community. Compelling and not that distant from real-world cults that have ended in tragedy." (Kirkus Reviews)

"Parker skillfully explores the mindset and inner workings of an apocalyptic cult, steadily building toward the inevitable moment of truth...As for the apocalypse itself, Parker keeps things suitably ambiguous, resulting in a complex, intriguing tale rooted in real-world events." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Marjorie 10-12-13
    Marjorie 10-12-13 Member Since 2012

    Love this site! I have a very busy job, so listening to audio books enables me to keep up on great stories!

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    If you could sum up Gated in three words, what would they be?

    Cults are bad.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Gated?

    That terrible moment where Lyla realizes the truth. Poor girl!


    What does Alicyn Packard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Distinct voices. Good work.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a super creepy book. Cults are terrifying to me, and this was a first hand look into them. The quotes are very poignant and set the scene beautifully.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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