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    James DeVita
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    HarperTeen; X-Library - 1st edition (June 26, 2007)
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    512 pages
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The Silenced is uniqu. would recommend this book to students and libraries for its unique approach and readability, and I believe it could be well used in a literature or social studies class to approach an introduction to Holocaust Education - Shoah Education. The gripping plot will engage readers and raise fundamental questions about individual responsibility and the cost of conscience. The book keeps up a fast pace that will appeal to teen readers.

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James DeVita was not interested in putting in the work to make this a believable dystopia, and so it's not believable. It feels like he cribbed it from the Holocaust-and he did. Even worse, it's not until towards the very end of the book that I felt a clear sense of danger or feared for Marena's safety or life. Most of the time, when she resisted-it didn't feel immediate.

The Silenced DeVita James HarperCollins USA 9780060784621 : In this futuristic world, the Zero Tolerance party has been depriving citizens of their human rights and making dissenters disappear. Кол-во: о цене Наличие: Отсутствует. Возможна поставка под заказ. При оформлении заказа до: 6 сен 2019 Ориентировочная дата поставки: начало октября При условии наличия книги у поставщика.

In a world filled with sanctions and restrictions, Marena struggles to remember the past: a time before the Zero Tolerance Party murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time when she was free. In the spirit of her revolutionary mother, Marena forms her own resistance group-the White Rose.

One such book that draws on these similarities is The Silenced, by James DeVita. The Silenced tells the story of Marena, a 16 year old girl whose country has recently come under the rule of the Protectorate, a totalitarian government created by the Zero Tolerance Party. Emphasizing homogeneous thinking and personal appearance, the Protectorate restricts basic rights and freedoms and the idea of individuality is strictly forbidden

A grisly murder in a pastoral Wisconsin town, Winsome Bay, proves to be only the opening act in a twisting, darkening series of gruesome deaths. Acclaimed already for his young adult fiction, right James DeVita now debuts an addictive, adult thriller that takes us from Chicago's underbelly to the Wisconsin woods. In this fast-paced novel we meet a gorgeous waitress with a haunted past, an author juggling a failing career and motherhood, and a hard-bitten detective with unexpected inspiration from William Shakespeare's.

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Selling books, licensing plays, accepting commission ideas. Acclaimed already for his young adult fiction, James DeVita now. debuts an addictive, adult thriller that takes us from Chicago’s underbelly. to the Wisconsin woods. A thrilling story of resistance and the power of art, "The Silenced" draws upon the true story of Sophie Scholl and the White Rose group's resistance to the Nazi party.

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In a world filled with sanctions and restrictions, Marena struggles to remember the past: a time before the Zero Tolerance Party murdered her mother and put her father under house arrest. A time before they installed listening devices in every home and forbade citizens to read or write. A time when she was free. In the spirit of her revolutionary mother, Marena forms her own resistance group—the White Rose.

This is a chilling dystopian novel that leads readers to question the very essence of their identities. Who do you think you are?

I bought this book for my niece's 12th birthday. She read it in 2 days. My sister said she was even reading it in the car. She is interested in reading more about Sophie Scholl since this book was inspired by her and the White Rose (The author's note gives a good mention of this). I read a few pages and I was immediately drawn into the story. If I would have had more time before the birthday party, I may have read the entire book.
In this vision of a government-controlled futuristic world, James DeVita introduces readers to Marena, a teenage girl who is just barely old enough to remember a world without the Zero Tolerance Party, which rules their lives and restricts everything from interactions with the opposite sex to education to reading and writing to private conversations to (it seems sometimes) thoughts.

Marena struggles to remember a time when people could talk to whomever they wanted, say what they wanted, live the way they wanted. As the ZTs took control, Marena's mother was one of a brave few who spoke out against what was happening to their country. And she was murdered for it.

Now, urged on by the memory of her mother, Marena and a couple of like-minded friends begin their own resistance: The White Rose. The White Rose will not be silenced...and the consequences for all of them, for their families, could be deadly. But they could be even worse if the ZTs are allowed uncontrolled power over everything and everyone.

THE SILENCED is an un-put-downable, fast-paced story that, scarily, doesn't seem so far off the mark sometimes, in regard to our country's future. It's definitely something to think about.

Besides raising important questions, this well-written novel is just entertaining. Despite its size (over 500 pages), the action moves fast enough to capture even some reluctant readers' attention. James DeVita is a talented voice in young adult literature, and I'll certainly be looking up his previous novel, Blue, and waiting eagerly for whatever he writes next!

Reviewed by: Jocelyn Pearce
Marena is sent to school with all of the other kids at the local YTF, Youth Training Facility. These grounds are roamed by Stofs, mindless troopers patrolling for any sign of rebelliance against the state. In this "state", you must be at your housing unit by curfew, or else. When you disobey, you are punished. Teachers are students are "disappeared" for just speaking their mind. And we all know that disappeard means "neutralized". So Marena teams up with two friends and creates a resistance called The White Rose, in honor of her mother, who was slaughtered by the dominant political party, called ZT (Zero Tolerance), years ago. But you never know who is listening, and who will soon be silenced.

James DeVita is an excellent writer. He fully develops his characters and settings, making the Nazi-esque society as believable as it can be. You sympathize with heroes and hate villains with a vengence. Your heart pounds and you are kept on the edge of your seat until it ends. And it ends with a bang. DeVita engages you with the slightest things, and even when there isn't action, you are still riveted to your seat, unable to move except to turn the page and possibly cross/uncross your knees.

You Have No Right To Be Silent.
greed style
Based loosely on the White Rose dissident movement in Nazi Germany that resulted in the murder of some college students for speaking out against Hitler's regime, this sci-fi page-turner grapples with the big questions: how do you resist evil when the consequences for you or your family can be so terrible, can you rely on your instincts in knowing whom to trust, how some can rationalize evil away in order to continue functioning, and the deadening effect of totalitarian propaganda on a community. Middle schoolers will want to read this book, and it would provide a great opportunity for discussion in any unit on Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, the current regime in Iran, the Soviet regime and its eastern European satellites, Communist China, or in a government class that covers the purposes of the First Amendment. It is sad to see that this book did not find enough of a market to warrant a paperback version. I hope the publisher reconsiders.
Dystopian literature was never an addiction of mine (that would be more my friend Coral's area of expertise), but I picked up this book anyway, based strictly on the fact that it was written by one of my favorite actors from a local theater company I adore. The story, like most of its genre, is a fairly straightforward one- the oppressed begin to learn who they are and to rise against the totalitarian regime- but was inspired by The White Rose, a German resistance group formed against the Nazis during 1942. The knowledge of that inspiration made the whole book more interesting to me. In addition, the characters were well-formed, and the story is paced well, leading you to the (rather predictable) ending while maintaining suspense.

And I loved every page.
I picked up this newly released book yesterday with the intention of reviewing it as a possibility for an eighth grade English class. As a teacher I used Mr. DeVita's earlier novel "Blue" for a school wide project at an arts Middle School in Wisconsin. My skimming review of the book for school use turned into a 12 hour addiction. Couldn't put it down! My teenage children and husband are fighting over whose turn it is to read. I can't recommend this book more highly. Not only is it an exciting fictional offshoot of three actual unsung heroes of the holocaust, reminiscent of Number the Stars, but an inspiring tale of activism in the face of overwhelming odds. The words "people deserve the government they're willing to tolerate" keeps ringing in my head. My students will be reading this in the fall, and I know it will spur on many historical and political discussions. This book is not only entertaining for all ages, but like every great novel, it makes one think about our responsibility in the world, and the courage it sometimes takes to fulfill that responsibility. You won't be able to put it down!