The Walled City

The Walled City

eBook - 2014
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There are three rules in the Walled City: Run fast. Trust no one. Always carry your knife. Right now, my life depends completely on the first. Run, run, run. Jin, Mei Yee, and Dai all live in the Walled City, a lawless labyrinth run by crime lords and overrun by street gangs. Teens there traffic drugs or work in brothels--or, like Jin, hide under the radar. But when Dai offers Jin a chance to find her lost sister, Mei Yee, she begins a breathtaking race against the clock to escape the Walled City itself.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
ISBN: 9780316405072
0316405078
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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EtLiang
Aug 31, 2017

I was lost in the reading. It jumped too rapidly between three characters. It was hard to understand, but the story was good. I just wish it was told through the perspective of ONE person.

AL_LESLEY Nov 09, 2016

A different YA experience than I'm used to I did enjoy the concept of the book, the historical inspirations and the social issues addressed, such as human trafficking. But the execution was lacking. 3 likable yet still vague characters had almost similar voices. The two sisters were sometimes so indistinguishable that I forgot whose segment I was reading. Also it was just too long, with minor happenings being shown from multiple points of view got tiring. It also would have been nice to have more cultural substance beyond the place names, character names and endless references to dragons. But for it's length which would deter most last minute school report kids, I would recommend this to students as a possible realistic fiction option.

AL_BRIDGET Aug 10, 2016

Such a great read! There's mystery, some thriller elements, and three stories that twine together, along with birth families and the families we make for ourselves. I am a SUCKER for families we make for ourselves. I am also a sucker for trusty cat friends in books, so I loved Chma. And the girls in this book, oh man. They're so brave and smart and real they practically leap off the pages. I'm so here for nuanced depictions of teenage girls.

JCLChrisK Jun 02, 2015

Great dystopian-like setting drawn from reality. Great tension and adrenaline. Excellent themes. Decent characters and voice.

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AL_BRIDGET Aug 10, 2016

So much smoke wisps up from the Brotherhood’s pipes and cigarettes that soon enough I can’t even see Nuo clearly. I only know she’s there because of her music. Despite her bandaged finger, the notes stab through the air, steady and strong.
And despite the hurt in my legs, I walk straight, keep a smile pasted to my face.
We’re stronger than they think.

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kn1226
Dec 11, 2014

It never made sense to my young mind, how a hurt from so long ago could keep a man from walking right. Stay with him the rest of his life. But now that I'm older, now that I've fought my own wars and fired my own guns, I understand. There's a hurt in my heart, like the flee of an old war wound. An ache I can't really explain. An ache that won't let me forget.

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kn1226
Dec 11, 2014

kn1226 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 23

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