Read Banded (Banded #1) Online Free - In dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen’s sixteenth birthday, a computer suggests a new zone for them based on their inherent benefit to society. When Kalenna Slater is sorted out of her home zone Quixotic and into Altruistic, she thinks things can’t get worse. Life looks dismal until she meets Gavin, a boy also just sorted into Altruistic who becomes the light needed on her cloudy days.
During sorting she receives a device known as ‘The Band’. It’s a large watch-like device that never comes off, and it measures a citizen’s karma on a scale from one to one hundred. If a citizen does good, they gain points. If a citizen does bad, including breaking laws, they lose points. When your number reaches zero, the band acts as judge, jury, and executioner, and you are injected with toxins that kill you within minutes.
After sorting, recruits are taken to a three month long mandatory school named HQ. It’s at HQ she meets new friends from different zones, and finally begins to feel at ease. Everything goes well until a rare trip home makes her discover that her father, who has been missing for a decade, may have taken part in a terrible program that stands to shake the fabric of society.
|Title||:||Banded (Banded #1)|
|Number of Pages||:||342 pages|
October 09, 2014
This is EXTREMELY similar to Divergent. It felt like it was practically the same book to me. The number of similarities between the two are endless. Had I read this before Divergent I would have liked it a lot more, but since I didn't I just felt like I was reading a copy-cat of an already popula...
January 09, 2015
Chapter-by-chapter review on my blog, the Snark Theater.
You cannot be serious. Read that synopsis. Just read it. Six zones, each named after a character trait. (And yes, characters are reduced to a single character trait related to their zone). Does this sound familiar? Well, that's the book in a...
May 20, 2014
Banded was a quick and easy light read but wasn't very satisfying. It felt like it was way too short and there wasn't try anything going on besides the Warden harassing Kaleena and her falling for it every time. As a main character Kaleena was flat in my opinion. There was never a point where I r...
November 25, 2015
In the cereal aisle of the grocery store, you have the name brand cereals all sitting up on the shelves. If you look below, you'll find the generic brand cereals in bags. That's what Banded is. Banded is the 'Marshmallow Mateys' to Divergent's 'Lucky Charms.'
No, that's not fully correct. Banded i...
October 04, 2014
Banded reads like a bad, simplified version of other popular dystopian books. It is like it was written for a younger audience, one who cannot understand things. The story was so simple, and at the same time not developed very well at all.
This story is one of those were the people are broken up i...
November 03, 2016
Yes, it may have taken me some time to read this book but it have been a busy couple of months for me. I am writing this review now, as I have just finished this book about five minutes ago. It was a good read (no pun intended). It is about a society that is split into separate groups of people....
March 22, 2017
This book... hmm. It made me laugh at times, some times for the humour in the story and some times for the bad grammar.
'As the meal went on, though, and nobody said a single word, one of us finally opened his mouth and broke the silence.'
This sentence has been quoted from the book. This is the mo...
July 10, 2017
This book put me off a little during the first part. It just felt like Harry Potter (sorting hat vs sorting computer...even down to the comments the computer made were wayyyy to similar) meets divergent (6 sectors based on character traits). It just didn't feel right.
Carried on through and it go...
July 22, 2017
while most reviews compare it to Divergent I dont because Divergent is an excellently written book with characters that suck you in and you root for. this book is written at middle.school level and the characters are so badly developed with no develoment of where they are except a few vague revio...
May 20, 2017
Predictable plot, boring characters, way too similar to Divergent for me. Kalenna, the MC, was an idiot who somehow was good at everything. The other characters were cardboard. Would not recommend for older readers, as the writing style is geared more towards younger readers (I'd suggest pre-teen...