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Remake

By: Ilima Todd
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
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A future without family.

Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price. The Prime Maker is determined to keep that price a secret from the new batches of citizens that are born, nurtured, and raised androgynously.

But Nine isn't like every other batcher. She harbors indecision and worries about her upcoming Remake Day - her seventeenth birthday, the age when batchers fly to the Remake facility and have the freedom to choose and what they'll be.

When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom Province, including the secret plan of the Prime Maker, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage, her heart, and her beliefs. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And most importantly, who will decide to be?

©2014 Ilima Todd (P)2014 Shadow Mountain

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Don’t waste your time and money

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Remake starts off as a dystopian novel staged in a society where over population is said to be the cause of a killer virus leading to the demise of the human race.

Nine is part of a “batch” of young kids created as part of their no more free procreation plan in which “batches” of babies are made by the “makers” at a chosen pace, thus limiting population growth.
The children are held back from reaching puberty until their 17th birthday at which point they undergo a remake allowing them to alter any and all physical characteristic choose to become male or female as well as choose their future occupation.

However, soon after we are introduced to this world Nine is torn from it, and the book continues in what can only be described as a conservative puritan lecture of the importance of sexual purity, family values, and having lots and lots of kids, all masquerading as a poorly written love story.

All in all this is a bad story.


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Too religious.

The heavy Christian messaging was really annoying and kind of made me want to stop listening. I probably won't buy the next book.

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Beautiful story!

What a beautiful book! I first read Ilima’s historical fiction about the Hawaiian Islands, “A Song for the Stars,” and loved, so much, it’s lyrical tenderness in the midst of fear and violence, that I started “Remake” without glancing at any reviews. When I discovered that it was about a dystopian society, I was at first disappointed: most of the dystopian books I have read are terribly negative and hopeless. But this was amazing! We needed to see the harsh structure of “Freedom City” to understand the true joy and freedom of family and nature outside with the “rebels.” There is softly a true God-centered view to be celebrated.

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Engaging Story - Surprising Twists and Turns!

Loved this story. truly ahead of its time for the underlying theme! Worthwhile read.

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Choices for all

While I have heard that this book was anti LGBTQ, it dealt more with having choices taken away-- including the right to religious beliefs, parenthood, etc. Definitely controversial and meant for older teens or should be listened to with adult supervision to answer questions about sex, the LGBTQ community, etc. very well written and interesting novel.

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Kids book... don’t bother.

maybe children would like it but No plot no direction and written pretty poorly. Would def not recommend

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it was ok

It had a lot of potential to be a good book but I didn't like it