Published April 1st 2010 by Harlequin (first published March 24th 2010)
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Keep Your Head Down.Review:
Don't Get Noticed.
I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
Dystopian has been a favorite genre of me ever since I read The Hunger Games series. Well, I'm really intrigued with all the conspiracies and end-of-the-world stories in this genre. I saw that the second book of Inside out, which is Outside In, is available on netgalley. So I decided to read the first book already. Inside Out has already been on my to-read pile for a long time!
Trella is a scrub in the Inside. Scrubs are people in the lower levels who work for the Uppers to maintain Inside. They do the laundry, cleaning, cooking and all the hard work. When a prophet tried to convince Trella that there's still hope for the scrubs, Trella sees herself sneaking through the pipes to spy on the Uppers. Trella doesn't know that a rebellion will begin because of it.
Inside Out is one of those books that has a brilliant concept but too short for a 320 pages book. I know that's already pretty long but that's only what I thought. At first, I was kinda confused of the settings. The beginning was slow but as I read on, it became fast-paced and adventurous.
The main characters are likable. Trella is one tough girl. She's only 17 but her personality makes her older than her age. It was interesting because they use weeks to count their age. I thought I'm going to do a little math but the lazy side of me didn't bother anymore. :) Cogon is really brave and he will fight for the sake of others. He is well-liked by many scrubs. It's just sad what happened to him in the end. When Riley was introduced in the book, I have a feeling that he will play an important role in the story. Just read the book to find out!
The book was a good read! It's not as exciting as I expected but the concept really impressed me. Will definitely read the sequel!
♥ xoxo, Edil ♥
Inside Out (Harlequin Teen)