Candor by Pam Bachorz
Pub Date: September 22, 2009
Author Website/Blog: http://www.pambachorz.com/blog/
Synopsis: In the model community of Candor, Florida, every teen wants to be like Oscar Banks. The son of the town's founder, Oscar earns straight As, is student-body president, and is in demand for every club and cause.
But Oscar has a secret. He knows that parents bring their teens to Candor to make them respectful, compliant-perfect-through subliminal Messages that carefully correct and control their behavior. And Oscar' s built a business sabotaging his father's scheme with Messages of his own, getting his clients out before they're turned. After all, who would ever suspect the perfect Oscar Banks? Then he meets Nia, the girl he can't stand to see changed. Saving Nia means losing her forever. Keeping her in Candor, Oscar risks exposure . . . and more.
Candor was an interesting story. When I first read the synopsis I was wary. I was unsure that it was going to be a good book. But some friends read it and told me it was amazing. So I sighed, and checked it out. It was actually a really good book. It had a great story. But the ending was sad. He risked everything for a girl. And he ended up no better than a small child. Its actually pathetic how brainwashing does that to someone. It just shows you how cruel people can be. Especially people who believe in a form of perfection. Perfection is dangerous. Something more people are starting to realize. This book agrees with those people. It will help open your eyes showing you, perfection can cause problems, and no one wants that.
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