Tattoo Atlas

Tattoo Atlas

Book - 2016
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A teenage sociopath is "fixed" after he gets an implant that's supposed to cure him in this thrilling coming of age tale from the author of Willful Machines .

A year ago, Rem Braithwaite watched his classmate Franklin Kettle commit a horrific crime.

Now, apart from the nightmares, life has gone back to normal for Rem. Franklin was caught, convicted, and put away in juvenile detention for what he did. The ordeal seems to be over.

Until Rem's mother selects Franklin as a test subject for an experimental brain procedure intended to "cure" him of his cruel and violent impulses. Suddenly Rem's memories of that day start coming back to the surface. His nightmares become worse than ever. Plus he has serious doubts about whether his mother's procedure will even work. Can evil really just be turned off?

Then, as part of Franklin's follow-up testing, he and Rem are brought face to face, and Rem discovers...Franklin does seem different. Despite everything, Rem finds himself becoming friends with Franklin. Maybe even something more than friends.

But when another of their classmates turns up dead, Rem's world turns upside-down yet again. Franklin insists that he's innocent, that he's cured, but Rem doesn't know what to believe. Is someone else responsible for this new murder, or is Franklin fated to stay a monster forever? And can Rem find out the answer to this question before the killer, whoever it is, comes after him too?
Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2016.
Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
ISBN: 9781481432801
148143280X
Branch Call Number: YA FLOREEN
Characteristics: 370 pages ; 22 cm

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Aerona
Nov 20, 2018

Intense and heart-wrenching, left me in a state of mild existential crisis. Seriously, I was stuck philosophizing morality and what makes a person a person for DAYS. I'd lie in bed staring at the ceiling like "there is no good and evil there are only people. There are only ever people."

So if you're ready to find yourself questioning your entire world view and contemplating questions you'd never thought to ask, read this book. If you want something light and simple, do not read this book. Appropriate for older teens and up. Seriously adults, don't shy away from this book just because it's marketed for a younger audience, the themes still apply no matter your age.
Content Warning: Violence, blood, animal cruelty, murder, gun violence, death, so much death.

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