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Impostors de Scott Westerfeld
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Impostors (2018 original; edició 2018)

de Scott Westerfeld (Autor)

Sèrie: Impostors (1), Uglies (5)

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In a world that is rapidly descending into chaos, Frey and Rafi are twin sisters, but few people know of Frey's existence, because she has been raised to be her sister's body double and lethal bodyguard, while Rafi has been raised to further the family's political power--but when their father sends Frey in her sister's place as collateral in a tricky deal, Col, the son of a rival leader, gets close enough to begin to suspect something, and Frey must decide whether to deal with him violently or finally assume her own identity.… (més)
Membre:MsGolnik
Títol:Impostors
Autors:Scott Westerfeld (Autor)
Informació:Scholastic (2018)
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Impostors de Scott Westerfeld (2018)

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    Divergent de Veronica Roth (Waterbuggg)
    Waterbuggg: Both series explore different ways to structure society by having the main character travel to cities that have very different cultures, values, and government structures. Both are plot-driven, somewhat dystopic, and feature complicated family and romantic relationships among teenagers.… (més)
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I loved the Uglies series and I guess I was hoping this would be equally as good. There was nothing terribly wrong with it but I just felt it was missing impact. I wasn’t ever fully immersed or engaged or excited by what I was reading; I felt like I was being told more than being shown. It just left me feeling like something was missing that is usually present in Westerfeld’s writing. ( )
  JRlibrary | Feb 14, 2020 |
The next book in the Uglies universe, this takes place some time after Extras. Fray and Rafi are twin sisters, daughters of a powerful despot, but the public only knows about Rafi. Fray was raised from birth to be Rafi's body double and bodyguard. When Fray is sent in, as Rafi, as a guest/hostage of a rival ruling family, things start getting politically interesting. In general, I liked being back in the setting of the Uglies books, and Fray was a decent character, but the cliffhanger ending left me cold and, to be perfectly honest, pretty ambivalent about the next book in the series. I'll probably pick up the next one when it comes out, because Scott Westerfeld, but I'm in no hurry. ( )
  melydia | Jul 19, 2019 |
I can’t wait for book 2!

Scott Westerfeld is such an amazing author ( )
  Michelle_Boyea | Jun 7, 2019 |
I enjoyed jumping back into Tally's world of dare-devil teens riding hover boards over post apocalyptic ruins. Tally wasn't there, but a new duo is ready to take on the man, kiss cute boys, and start wars. It ended on a cliff-hanger and it looks like three more volumes to come. ( )
  cindywho | May 27, 2019 |
Literary Merit: Great
Characterization: Great
Recommended: Yes
Level: High School

Scott Westerfeld has done it again! I was a huge fan of the original Uglies series, and was really excited to see a new addition this many years later. It doesn't follow the same characters, but introduces the audience to new characters who instantly become every bit as compelling and lovable as Tally and her crew from the original series. I was pleasantly surprised to see that, while I didn't remember much of what happened in the original series (I read them in high school and have never gone back to re-read them), this book did not require me to have a thorough background knowledge of Tally's adventures to understand what was going on.

Impostors,, set in the same dystopian universe as Uglies, follows a set of secret twins living under the reign of their terrifying and power-hungry father. Rafi is the golden child, the one her father fights to protect at all costs. She is the one who is famous, known by everyone who lives in the large city of Shreve. Frey, her twin sister, is exactly the opposite. She has been raised for one purpose: to serve as a body double for Rafi, appearing in her place any time there is even a hint of danger to be found. Having been raised to be a trained killer, Frey knows nothing else until the day her father sends her on a very important mission in Rafi's place. While on this mission, Frey meets Col Palafox, the son of her father's worst enemy, and the beloved First Son of a city he hopes to conquer. Feeling torn for the first time, Frey must decide whether her loyalties lie with her father and her mission, or with the only boy who has ever seen her for who she truly is.

This book was a delightful roller coaster from beginning to end. As I mentioned before, I was instantly drawn to these characters, and wanted to see how this universe had changed since Westerfeld last inhabited it. After Tally's story, it seems that many cities retained their own unique governments, usually with a ruling class known as a "First Family." Though most of these cities get along, some (like Frey and Rafi's home of Shreve) have greedy leaders who want to claim everything in sight for themselves. At the start of the novel, many of these cities have begun to mine "Rusty" cities for metal, quickly depleting resources and harming nature in the process. Because of this, a new group of rebels using the tagline, "She's not coming to save us," have emerged, using the legend of Tally Youngblood to rally new forces together to combat this growing issue.

The most intriguing aspect of this book was, without a doubt, the intricate politics and complicated emotions between the main characters. Rafi and Frey have an extremely unique and touching bond, each fearing for the safety of the other despite being raised by a ruthless and cruel man. Rafi feels that it's unfair to hide her twin sister away, only bringing her out in times of great danger. Frey, on the other hand, wants to protect her sister at all costs, and doesn't seem to mind being kept a secret at first. As the story progresses, however, Frey learns what she has been missing, and starts to gain her own identity outside of being a shield for her sister. Rafi, on the other hand, remains as supportive as she can be while under her father's watch, clearly overjoyed to see that Frey is seeking her own identity at last. I kept worrying that Westerfeld was going to make Rafi turn on Frey in the end, and I'm really glad he decided not to go that route. Their emotional and heartfelt connection is one of the things I enjoyed most about this novel, and kept me reading on to find out what would happen to the two of them.

Another thing I really enjoyed was the sweet romance established between Col and Frey. I'm a huge sucker for a romantic subplot, and while this one felt a bit rushed at times, I still thought Col and Frey had great chemistry and were very sweet together. I will admit that it's not very realistically written; Frey essentially falls for the first guy she's ever met outside of trainers and family members, and the two seem instantly in love. Despite this, I really enjoyed their romance, and felt it added another level to Frey's journey of self-discovery. As she's learning how to think like her own separate person, she's also learning how to navigate conflicting feelings towards someone she's only just met. Frey is also constantly warring between wanting to remain loyal to her sister, while also wanting Col to trust her and see her for who she is. I liked this dynamic, and thought that a lot of their banter was incredibly cute.

After reading Afterworlds, I realized that Scott Westerfeld is no stranger to including diversity in his books. Where that book features a lesbian couple, this book features something that is arguably even more rare in YA fiction: a non-binary character. Yandre is absolutely awesome as a character, and is immediately introduced in the novel as "they." And, because this isn't a visual medium, the reader does not get a distinctly male or female depiction of the character, forcing us to look past Yandre's gender to the character beneath. Yandre's existence as a non-binary person isn't given a spotlight, and doesn't affect the plot in any way. They simply exist, and they exist while kicking major ass throughout the story. I've said it in other review, and I'll say it again here: casual representation is every bit as important as stories that focus on injustice or a character's minority status. It's important for LGBTQ+ teens to see themselves represented fairly and casually, normalizing and validating their existence as members of a prominent community. The inclusion of Yandre in this book does just that, and I commend Westerfeld for including them in the story.

Another way in which Westerfeld adds diversity is through the prominent use of other languages in this story, both French and Spanish. I'm not entirely sure whether Col's family is Hispanic, but he refers to his grandmother as Abuela, and his brother's name is Teo (which makes me think of the Spanish word 'tío'). In addition to this, he frequently speaks Spanish with members of Victoria's military, people he grew up around and knows extremely well. This is yet another example of casual representation, as Westerfeld does not draw attention to this fact or specifically categorize Col and his family into one race. They are simply characters who happen to speak Spanish, and I thought that was really awesome. Westerfeld does a great job of normalizing and validating minority groups without being preachy or attempting to speak for that group, and I really appreciate his ability to work diversity into his books in a seamless way.

What more can I say, really? Impostors was a really fun ride, full of great characters, political intrigue, romance, and suspense. I found myself finishing certain chapters, and wanting to keep reading even though I had to put the book down and get actual work done. Getting attached to these characters was quick and effortless for me, as Westerfeld has a talent for writing interesting and compelling characters who feel like real people. Though the romance was a little forced, I still really enjoyed it, and I can't wait to see what happens next (especially after that twist ending!). This book was undeniable proof that Westerfeld's still got it, and I can't wait to see what he cranks out next! ( )
  SWONroyal | Apr 3, 2019 |
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In a world that is rapidly descending into chaos, Frey and Rafi are twin sisters, but few people know of Frey's existence, because she has been raised to be her sister's body double and lethal bodyguard, while Rafi has been raised to further the family's political power--but when their father sends Frey in her sister's place as collateral in a tricky deal, Col, the son of a rival leader, gets close enough to begin to suspect something, and Frey must decide whether to deal with him violently or finally assume her own identity.

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