Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder

Inside Out (Insider, #1)
Inside Out
Maria V. Snyder

Paperback, 315 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Harlequin

Goodreads Description:

Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
Or Else.

I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution

I was introduced to the world of dystopia this past year and was suprised I enjoyed the genre so much. The possibilities of what could be are endless with the dystopian genre because there are no restrictions on the imagination. The author made the characters relatable and interesting. 
I love that the main character, a young girl named Trella, is overcoming such adverse conditions. She is adventurous and determined which really draws me to her character. Her loyalty to her best friend was a trait I admired as well.
From the author's description of the pipes I could picture myself as Trella crawling through them between the levels. I feel the story flowed at just the right pace with some twists and turns that I didn't expect. I'm looking forward to reading the sequel "Outside In" to see what direction the story takes. If you're young at heart this YA novel will be  a fun, adventurous read. I recommend this book.