`Resilience` is the first book in an action-packed, science fiction, young-adult, series by author Lance Erlick. The Federation are the evil rulers. The people under the Federation are known as Marginals. Women within the Federation could only have children if they obeyed. The Federation dumbed down the Marginals, they were not allowed to read books.
This book reminds me of the `Hunger Games`. The setting is fictional and it complements the characters. The book, `A Tale of Two Cities` is mentioned because both stories tell of hardships and spies.
Chapter seven ended with a twist, which shook my nerves. I like how Regina took the only resources she could find and turned them into something useful. Example, she tied logs together to make a raft. But, she knew bounty hunters were after her. She could relate to the `Life on the Mississippi` character, Tom Sawyer.
(by Michelle at http://newhorizonreviews.blogspot.com/2016/06/review-resilience.html)