Author: Pam Bachorz
Published: USA : Egmont, 2009
Snippet: "Respectful space in every place."
Summary: Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a townwhere his father brainwashes everyone, he's found a way
to secretly fight the subliminal Messages. He's got them
all fooled: Oscar's the top student and the best-behaved
teen in town. Nobody knows he's made his own Messages
to deprogram his brain. Oscar has even found a way to
get rich. For a hefty price, he helps new kids escape
Candor, Florida before they're transformed into
cookie-cutter teens. But then Nia Silva moves to Candor,
and Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.
Review: When I first got Candor I actually had no idea what it was about. From that I can say that from page one Candor is totally mind-blowing. I absolutely loved it and I think that Candor is an amazing stroke of genius. I think that Candor is a book that people should read at least once in their lives.
I thought that Oscar was a pretty cool guy but at times I thought that he was being too obvious and I was actually really surprised he hadn't been caught.
The whole idea of the messages brainwashing people was really cool. As I was listening to it in the form of an audiobook I was starting to get some of the messages stuck in my own head which kind of made the whole book seem that more realistic because the messages do stay in your head.
I did not like Sherman he was such an annoying pest. Which he was supposed to be but he was definitely annoying.
I think that Pam Bachorz wrote Candor really well. The whole story flowed and everything unravelled at the right times.
As far as endings go, I had kind of predicted what would happen in the end but it didn't really change my opinion of the book in any way because there weren't many endings for Candor. I did find some parts of it really sad, there was one line that I was like "oh no" at because it just made the whole book.
Candor is definitely a worthwhile read.