Playing on the emotions of readers, who are familiar with terrorist attacks, Lawson draws the reader into the trickery of the Office of Civilian Safety and Defense and the falsehood surrounding the anecdote. Furthermore, the text follows the Resistance movement to overthrow a very powerful government.
Lawson paints a powerful picture of what could possibly happen when citizens trust the government to help deal with terrorism. Citizens have relinquish their abilities to think for themselves, to act for themselves, and the general liberties and freedoms that are normally afforded to citizens.
From the very beginning this book is hard to put down. I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed reading Resist and being drawn into a plot that could possibly become a reality for country's that can be overtaken by powerful governments.
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In the Resistance Series, there has been no rebellion, no cataclysmic event. The dystopian world in which they live has been created by fear, engineered by an enemy masquerading as a protector.