Pulse by Patrick Carman; reviewed by Hannie R.
"What do you think the world will be like in 2051? A happy place? A place filled with amazing technology? Do you ever think that maybe it will be a dying world? Pulse is the story of the world in 2051 where most people live in "states": giant civilizations with millions of people living close together to try to stop global warming before it destroys the world much sooner than anyone thought. The main character, Faith lives outside of the states. She doesn't like them at all and swears to never move to one. More and more people are moving to the states though, and eventually Faith's best friend moves too leaving Faith all alone to discover that there is more to the states, and herself than meets the eye. Faith has to figure out who to trust, or more importantly who not to trust quickly because her life is about to get a whole lot more complicated.
Pulse is dystopian fiction.It had a bit of a slow start but once it got going it was really entertaining. I loved the whole idea of the book; the people, the powers, and the adventure. Pulse really makes you think, the people in it depend so much on technology that they could hardly live half a day without it. Is that our future? We already depend so much on technology it could easily happen. This book sucks you in so that all you can think about is what will happen next. It's intriguing and exciting, and of course it wouldn't be teen fiction without a bit of romance. Pulse is a great book and I enjoyed reading it." - Hannie R.
If this book sounds good to you, read more here. Pulse will be available starting in February 2013.