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Review - Candor - Pam Bachorz

Candor by Pam Bachorz
published by Egmont Book Ltd

Oscar Banks has everything under control. In a town  where 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, nd Oscar's carefully-controlled world crumbles.

I enjoyed this book and loved the premise laid out in Candor. The ideas in the book are fresh and original and the book in itself is quite chilling in places.

The story centers around the idea that families who are having problems, be it with their unruly children or they want to give up smoking, move to Candor a seemingly perfect town in America. However perfection comes at a price and the price is that all the residents candor is brainwashed by subliminal messages all day everyday.

I enjoyed the book and finding out about the world of candor. I thought the concept of one town being set up to be perfect was fascinating and a little creepy. I liked the fact that Oscar had managed to find a way round the brainwashing and was trying to break the system by helping teenagers resist the brainwashing and escaping back into the normal world. The entire story was fast paced and engaging with no filler material at all. The ending was a little soul destroying and actually a little bleak (definately not only for if you are feeling miserable)

A nice little book that I would definately recommend.