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Extraction by Stephanie Diaz
Release Date: July 22, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: YA Dystopian
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Five hundred years ago on planet Kiel, pollution destroyed the ozone layer. The moon began leaking lethal acid so the government created a shield and sent people to live below the surface in the core. Those left on the surface are children used and abused. But they all have a chance at "Extraction." A test to see who is worth saving and moving to the Core. Clementine is up for her Extraction but if chosen would have to leave her lifelong best friend Logan who failed the Extraction test last year.
Clem is more known for her brains than athletic skills. Computes math equations quickly. She is super smart and caring. Doesn't want to have to leave Logan. Wants to make a difference and change things on the surface. I was sad Logan was not present for a large part of the book. He was so sweet and truly loved Clementine. He wanted to her to be extracted and saved even though it meant leaving him all alone for the rest of his short life. The kids are slaves and then killed off at 20 years old and replaced. The world building was very interesting and brutal. All the surface kids are treated horribly.
After the Extraction, the book had kind of a Divergent feel. Clementine has to go through training to increase her Promise and find the right job for her in the Core. She makes friends and enemies. One guy is trying to destroy her while another one helps her. I was really worried it was turning into a love triangle but luckily it didn't go that route which was such a relief. Totally rooting for Logan. Clem doesn't forget about him and wants to do whatever she can to save him. Things were constantly happening and lots of different twists and reveals. The Core isn't as wonderful of a place as Clementine was always told. I have so many different theories of what could be happening. Excited to see where the series goes next.
"They can't take me without you."
"I beat him, and he didn't scowl or laugh or chide me for it. He hugged me. He wrapped me in his arms, in his warmth, like he would never let me go."