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by Olive Peart

Six teenagers from the Bronx set out to explore a cave in their neighborhood and end up three centuries into the future. After saving the life of one member of a tribe, the Bronx teens are accepted. Within weeks, however, they find themselves in the middle of a fight for survival. Another tribe living in Manhattan is bent on wiping out the tribe in the Bronx. These teenagers have a unique advantage in this war—they know the land. For the six, this becomes a true adventure. However, all too soon their adventure becomes very real. Their dog dies, and now both friends and enemies are getting killed. This was no longer fun—this was war!
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ISBN: 0982307721
ISBN13: 978-0982307724
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Author: Olive Peart
Language: English
Publisher: Demarche Publishing LLC (February 20, 2010)
Pages: 272 pages
ePUB size: 1855 kb
FB2 size: 1694 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 548
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Six Bronx teens are vaulted into a dystopian future and must cope with the fact that they probably aren't going home. The science and the fantasy are pretty thin, but the hook here is supposed to be a meditation on racism, violence, tolerance, young romance, the transition from adolescence and the like. These are worthy themes, but they are not well served by uninspired writing and just glancing treatment.

Lots of issues are touched upon, but only briefly. The majority of the book consists of predictable set pieces that grind on. Characters are undeveloped and lacking in personality apart from whatever characteristics and attitudes have been assigned to them. The "romance" is particularly childish. Transitions are abrupt and scenes shift from being overly detailed to overly sketchy.

There's nothing wrong going on, there just aren't many rewards in store for the reader. With so many great fantasies and adventures, dystopian or otherwise, hitting the shelves recently, this book just doesn't seem to bring anything special or novel to the table.

Please note that I received a free electronic copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a frank review.
As I read this novel, aimed at teens, I found myself wondering when the movie will come out. The Intruders has all the right ingredients--mixed races, teens in the Bronx, new-dawning love, a mysterious cave and a time-slip that sends them tumbling into a different world.

I hadn't even realized there were trees in the Bronx. That shows how much I know. But the waste-land lake with its putrid odor seemed awfully real as the intrepid youths marched in search of their cave and water source.

When things go wrong the youths, with youthful flexibility, immediately realize they've arrived in a different time. They're just not sure which time. Almost impenetrable forest surrounds them. Wild coyotes shout. And suddenly geeky Hamid with his backpack full of supplies is their only hope.

I loved the point where they looked at each others' faces and realized, if this was the past, only one of them would be allowed to walk free in what passed for civilization. It isn't really color or background that sets the teens against each other though, but hurtful words born of unease and misery soon lead to blows. They work through it, wisely remaining friends. And when they finally meet other dwellers in this different Bronx, what amazes them is how easily they're all accepted.

In this world, there's another difference, not skin color, that separates people. But those who the world rejects are the ones who lay out the welcome mat. And the teens must join in a fight for survival--this world will be a poorer place if its rejects lose the war.

The Intruders is a fascinating, thought-provoking, teen novel. All the obvious issues are addressed, and there's a powerful longing for peace and acceptance beautifully portrayed. Dialog is convincing, relationships very true-to-life, emotions mixed and genuine, and the story's intriguing and fun. Many thanks to the publishers, DeMarche Publishing, for letting me read and review. This was a fun book.
Six teens in NYC decide to explore a cave in their neighborhood (there are caves in NYC--who knew?) and, upon entering find themselves transported in time to a future city. When they get to the future, they can't figure out how to get back.

That's pretty much it for plot. I honestly can't even remember the names of one of the characters.

This is a forgettable book, thankfully. I really didn't like anything about the book. It felt like an amateurish effort. The apocalyptic future is never explained. None of the characters seemed real, very cardboard attempts. Their motivations and actions seemed stiff. Their reactions and speech bordered on the absurd. This was a book I couldn't wait to have finished. It didn't even feel like a 'real' book to me, more like a rough draft.
Olive Peart's "The Intruders" is an adventure story of 6 teens who traveled centuries into the future via a cave in the Bronx. Depending on each other and their knowledge of their city, they survived and proved helpful the people they met during their journey. I recommend this story to middle school readers.
My Review: 3 Stars

This novel is geared for teens. I loved it. I hope like some that this gets turned into a movie! I love dystopian books. One of my favs is the Hunger Games and Eve. I do wish she would have taken more time to develop the characters and the romance that lies in this book.

This review copy was provided from: Netgalley and Egmont USA

"*I received a copy of this book for free to review from Crossroad Tours, this in no way
influenced my review, all opinions are 100% honest and my own."
While exploring a cave six teenagers from New York are transported into the future. They have fallen into a conflict between two groups of people, the Trumen and the Abnorms. They quickly take sides and settle into village life.

I thought this book was poorly developed. There was very little character development, the teenagers barely had personalities, the future world was lacking world building, and overall the plot was stale. The book ended abruptly at a very odd place, which makes me think the author is vying for a sequel. Overall, this book was just a bust.
Before I started reading this book, I thought that it was only for middle school or high school aged boy. The plot, based on a young urban teen would be enough to draw any boy that age in. Right away your are thrown into the adventure, and caught a little off guard by the details of the story. Every page has a new surprise but the part I loved best was the heartfelt moment where the main character struggles with showing his true emotions and being a leader to his peers. That was when I realized that this book is suitable for any age, as it reflects all of our inner struggles in everyday life. A great read!