Monday, 20 May 2013
BY ALEX LONDON
SUMMERY COURTESY OF goodreads.com
Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments.
When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced to haul rocks. And when Knox crashes a car, killing one of his friends, Syd is branded and sentenced to death.
Syd is a Proxy. His life is not his own.
Then again, neither is Knox’s. Knox and Syd have more in common than either would guess. So when Knox and Syd realize that the only way to beat the system is to save each other, they flee. Yet Knox’s father is no ordinary Patron, and Syd is no ordinary Proxy. The ensuing cross-country chase will uncover a secret society of rebels, test both boys’ resolve, and shine a blinding light onto a world of those who owe and those who pay. Some debts, it turns out, cannot be repaid.
Alex London definitely has my attention, Proxy has an original plot and strong characters and great action sequences that keep you interested through out the book.
Knox is a self absorbed patron whose main aims in life is to have fun and piss his father off while doing it. He cares for no one but himself and blocks out the fact that although he doesn't have to face the consequences of this actions Sid does.
Sid has a soft heart and helps anyone with a hard story, despite his own life being crap. All he dreams of it that in two years he will be free of debt and his patron and his life will be his own.
Marie is a patron too, but she sees the injustice and suffering that the proxies endure. Shes tough, fearless and feisty and wants to make a difference to the world she lives in.
Proxy is definitely my favorite book this year.I loved the complexities of the relationships, and how Sid was gay. I absolutely loved this, and so will fans of The Hunger Games, Divergent and The Darkest Minds.