Inside Out (Harlequin Teen)-Maria V. Snynder
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: April, 2010
Source: Purchased for my Nook
Keep Your Head Down.
Don't Get Noticed.
I'm Trella. I'm a scrub. A nobody. One of thousands who work the lower levels, keeping Inside clean for the Uppers. I've got one friend, do my job and try to avoid the Pop Cops. So what if I occasionally use the pipes to sneak around the Upper levels? The only neck at risk is my own…until I accidentally start a rebellion and become the go-to girl to lead a revolution.
Inside Out is a combination of The Hunger Games, The City of Ember, and one recently published book that I won't name for fear of spoilers. I have to admit that there was a twist that I didn't see coming, and I really love being taken off guard when I'm reading!
Trella is an interesting character. She's happy enough in her life as a scrub, and finds a bit of freedom in her work in the pipes. She has a reputation as being a bit of a cold fish, but her friend Cog always sticks by her. She can be a bit grating at times, but not so much that you want to put down the book. The secondary characters are interesting too, especially Riley and Logan. At times they were able to help Trella find the lighter side of herself.
There were a couple instances where the book seemed to drag on for me, but overall I found Inside Out to be an intriguing tale of rebellion, with just a hint of romance. I began reading the sequel, Outside In as soon as I finished Inside Out, so look for that review later in the month.