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Revived
by Cat Patrick

Published: 2012-05-01
Hardcover : 352 pages
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It started with a bus crash.
Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.
Now fifteen, Daisy ...
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Introduction

It started with a bus crash.


Daisy Appleby was a little girl when it happened, and she barely remembers the accident or being brought back to life. At that moment, though, she became one of the first subjects in a covert government program that tests a drug called Revive.

Now fifteen, Daisy has died and been Revived five times. Each death means a new name, a new city, a new identity. The only constant in Daisy's life is constant change.

Then Daisy meets Matt and Audrey McKean, charismatic siblings who quickly become her first real friends. But if she's ever to have a normal life, Daisy must escape from an experiment that's much larger--and more sinister--than she ever imagined.

From its striking first chapter to its emotionally charged ending, Cat Patrick's Revived is a riveting story about what happens when life and death collide.

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Excerpt

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I’m flattened and thrashing on the sun-warmed track next to the football field, lying on what looks like asphalt but what I realize now that I’m down here is actually that fake spongy stuff. It reeks like it was just installed. There’s a woman kneeling beside my right shoulder, shouting into a cell phone. ... view entire excerpt...

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1. The book tackles some weighty issues such as death and bereavement. What moral questions were raised by the book regarding the use of Revive? Should one person have been given the chance to live 5 times?
2. Daisy is understandably a loner by necessity. What influences Daisy’s decision to “try to be normal”, that result in the bonds that Daisy forges with Audrey and Matt?
3. What do you think of the nicknames given to the participants and employees of the program? God, The Disciples and the Converts.
by leahp (see profile) 03/01/13

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

A well-done exploration of a teen's growing understanding of death, even though she herself has died five times. Daisy lives with two agents from the ultra-secret Revive project. Revive is a drug that can bring people back from the dead, and Daisy was first revived after she died with 20 other children in a bus accident. Severely allergic to bees, she's stung and dies again, forcing the "family" to relocate to Omaha with a different last name. Daisy wants to stay in Omaha after she meets Audrey, a girl who quickly becomes a real friend, and Audrey's brother Matt, to whom Daisy finds herself irresistibly attracted. But Daisy learns that Audrey has terminal cancer, and she knows that Revive can't help her friend. Although the story turns suspenseful when Daisy discovers a previously unknown Revive case, the overriding thrust is its examination of human emotions. Once Audrey dies, Daisy must confront the reality of death, no matter her own experience. Patrick writes an easily readable story that moves well and populates it with attractive characters. The added dimension of Audrey's real, irreversible death contrasting with Daisy's experience gives the story more gravity than the usual suspense fare. Good entertainment with some unexpected depth. --Kirkus

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  "Different"by louannjustice (see profile) 07/08/12

This book had a different plot like no other and made it more interesting to read.

 
  "Compelling Read - Revived"by leahp (see profile) 03/01/13

At 15, Daisy has died & been revived 5 times. As part of a secret program that tests a drug called Revive, Daisy, is introduced to the reader after the last Revive encounter, and yet another move to protect... (read more)

 
  "Revived"by tonyafaye (see profile) 07/10/12

I started reading this book at 11:00 A.M. and between 3 kids and all that goes along with that I still had the book finished by 7:00 P.M.--
that should tell how good it is.

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