CHARACTERS ¾ Outwalkers

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CHARACTERS ¾ Outwalkers ½ Set in an England in the near future Outwalkers follows a gang of kids and their perilous journey to make it through a country where the government is tracking everyone and their every move is analyzed and controlled They must live on their wits and must work together to survive and escapeSet in an England in the near future Outwalkers follows a gang of kids and their perilous journe. It wanted to be the kids version of 1984 or something like it and ended up just falling flatTwo major complaintsFirst and foremost Dear God the dialogue What would ever posses you to Indicate that a character is speaking like this Rather than like this which most PEOPLE never mind children are accustomed to reading in booksIt drove me nuts I was constantly having to go back and re read sentences because I was trying to parse out what was part of the speaker's sentence and what wasn't For example this isn't taken from the book I don't know how to skate Jacob was surprised He didn't know about thatCan you see how someone might pause for a second and have to go back and double check that Because depending on who's speaking the speaker could be saying I don't know how to skate that surprises Jacob because he didn't know that Speaker didn't know how to skate OR they could simply be saying I don't know how to skate and the bit with Jacob is just a matter of narrationIn this book there's no end marker for dialogue just the little dash at the beginning So it's difficult to tell if a character is still speaking or if we've now gotten back into narration And since there are multiple characters and this is a typically dialogue heavy book it gets to be an absolute pain because again you have to double check a lot of dialogue to make sure you're understanding itI don't know why the author did it this way It's a terrible way of writing dialogue Secondly The story was just long Too long to maintain any sort of tension and even worse when you're having to go back and make sure you're reading the dialogue correctly There was so much fluff and extraneous stuff that could have been cut and the story would not have suffered for it The book was over 400 pages 1984 made its point with a little over half that page count in normal non mass market or ebook printtl;dr It had a lot of potential but ultimately is just difficult to slough through

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Y to make it through a country where the government is tracking everyone and their every move is. A YA dystopia where England is monitored by chips in people's necks An interesting idea but very slow in parts and it struggled to keep my attention in the middle

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OutwalkersAnalyzed and controlled They must live on their wits and must work together to survive and esca. DNF p94 I just couldn’t care less about this story nor it’s characters Although I am in a bit of a reading slump sooooo interpret this review as you will