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by Emma Pass


So far we have received 29 reviews of Acid. You can read them below.

Abby from Year 10, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

ACID is set 100 years in the future, in 2113 Britain, and tells
the story of a whole country's struggle through one girl's many
lives. After a lot of trouble, Britain was removed from the
European Union and a new type of "government" was enforced,
that blocked Not-So-Great Britain off from the rest of the
world. Lots of people don't see any problems with this, but
that's because they have more than enough money, good food, a
nice job, and are nice and snug in their apartments in Upper
London. Others think differently. Those in Outer London and the
rest of Britain who barely have enough money to eat, a nasty
apartment, a particularly distasteful job and are mugged
regularly on the derelict streets surrounded by block after
block of grey apartment buildings may argue that the government
isn't doing a very good job.

Jenna, the main character, starts the story on a normal day in
Mileway Prison: Jenna's on kitchen duty, Jenna beats up a dude,
there's a riot, Dr Fisher helps Jenna perform the Great Escape
and dies in the process.

Just a normal, average, boring day. Not.

As it turns out Dr Alex Fisher was a member of an agency called
FREE, who wish to topple the unfair government. FREE gives
Jenna a new face and a new life, they pair her with a fake
LifePartner, get her an apartment in Outer and get her a fairly
decent job. Mia, as she is renamed, just has to lay low and not
give away her true identity. Pretty easy, right? Apparently

The main characters are Jenna/Mia/Jessica, Max ad General
Harvey. It focuses on Jenna's story and is always from her
point of view, but it seems that General Harvey links back to
Jenna's problems and Max's life is intertwined with hers so
thoroughly, I imagine it would be impossible to separate them,

My favourite character is Anna because she is a strong,
versatile, good guy, but she also has this sweet, soft side and
you, knowingly, glimpse into the softer side before you see the
more prominent strong side. It's like building a jigsaw
outwards, instead of starting with the outside pieces and
working in.

My least liked characters were General Harvey and Jacob as they
both seem to have EVIL pumping through their veins. They claim
they are good people who occasionally do bad things for the
sake of good, but are really just power hungry, manipulative
VILLAINS! They use good people to do their bidding by twisting
them around their little fingers. Despite being on opposing
sides they are both royally screwed up, EVIL DICTATORS!

However they're great characters that add greatness to the
plot, so I cannot hate either of them, but I CAN thoroughly
dislike them, AND I DO! Every awesome book needs a spectacular
villain, this book just happens to have two.

I highly recommend ACID to anyone and everyone, read it as soon
as you can, you will not regret it (unless you like sucky

Warning: Awesomeness of story may cause implosion and/or awe.

Marks out of 10: 9

lily rai from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

this were she she murders her mum and dad and goes to jail but
these people get her out and then she reelises what she has

Marks out of 10: 10

Ellie from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

awsome. its exciting and adventurous

Marks out of 10: 10

Alex from Year 5, Thorne King Edward Primary School:

Acid sounds a really good book with a big adrenaline rush. I
hope I will be able to read this book!!!!

Marks out of 10: 10

Emma from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This story is told by Jenna who is in jail for not killing her
parents. It is an amazing book and i found it hard to stop
reading it. It has mystery, horror, action and romance in it
so there is something for everybody in their teens. The story
is set in a future world run by ACID who are evil. My fav
character is Max because he is funny but not. I loved this

Marks out of 10: 10

Adelaide from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

I found Acid an intresting book to reed and enjoyed it very
much because of the strange and unusual story line and
charictors. This is one of my most favourite out of the others
because of the original story, I liked the idia of the bad guys
in the story were very different from ones in other books and
that the writer leves some mistery but makes it obviose there
is a lot of edventure coming next in the book.

Marks out of 10: 8

Chris from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

A gripping, well wrote book, with a fantastic storyboard and
undeniable sense of mystery, Acid has all of this and more to
offer to its keen readers.
Jenna Strong, a 15 year old girl convicted of killing her
parents lives a boring life under the watchful eyes of ACID
prison agents in Milaway- the chief prison in London. She is
rescued by strangers and given a new identity.
Not all goes to plan...
There is much to support ACID as a great read. The setting, for
instance, is one that had me thinking about how the world will
operate in the next 100 years.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to anyone
else,whatever their likes and dislikes, ACID has it all!

Marks out of 10: 9

abbie from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

A great book full of mysteries!

Marks out of 10: 10

Stephen from Year 7, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

One of the best action books I have read in ages, it is an
awesome book and I recommend it to anyone who likes action and
guns in.In the book Jenna the character, has been sent to
prison by Acid who are a police force who locked up in jail for
life because apperently she killed her own parents at the age
of 15.

Marks out of 10: 10

Alex from Year 8, Hayfield School:

it was very exciting and a book you just can't put down ,
probably the most exciting book i've ever read. the characters
were good and its so exciting.

Marks out of 10: 10

Connor from Year 8, Rossington All Saints School:

The Overview - from what I have read of Acid I have found it
very thrilling and it has a very good story.
However I did lose a bit of interest.

The Story - basically in a nutshell the whole story is about a
girl named Jenna Strong. She has just escaped from an ACID
prison and has to change her identity and pretend to love a boy
called CADE. But Cade runs away. Jenna starts to worry this
will raise the alarms of ACID. Then Jenna meets a boy who is
the son of the doctor who helped Jenna escape. However he
thinks it was Jenna who killed his father.
From what I have read of ACID it is a great book but they need
to keep the reader interested.

Marks out of 10: 6

jack from Year 11, De Warenne Academy:

this is a great book with a great story line. i enjoyed the
many identities that jenna has to play. i recomend this to
lovers of sci-fi and action.

Marks out of 10: 10

from Year 9, Adwick Park Junior School:

ACID. A. C. I. D. The law. Brutal killers. Soulless evil beings
with no love, trust or happiness.

Jenna Strong killed her parents and was imprisoned because of
it. Or did she?

Jenna Strong didn't get along with her parents. Or did she?

this book is emotional, tough and extraordinary, truly an
amazing read for anyone, so long as they know that they can
handle the extreme violence.

Emma Pass is a skilled and inspiring author, who's book i could
not put down!

Marks out of 10: 10

. from Year 8, Hayfield School:

It was a very interesting thriller book to read. It is a really
good book for people who enjoy thriller books, theres also a
bit of crime as well.

After I got about three quarters of the way through the book, I
lost interest, maybe because I don't like thrillers.

Marks out of 10: 8

catrina from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

i loved it i would definetly call it a favouite and i would
definetly rad it again i would reccomend it to young aduts an
people who love books with action.

Marks out of 10: 10

Daniel from Year 9, The Armthorpe Academy:

I thorouly enjoyed this book it is a very intriguing story and
at some points in the book it became a mystery until i read on
in the book then the story started to unfold and i got what was
going on. also the main storyline is absoulutely awesome and
the best part of this book in my opinion is the bit where thay
are on the run from acid the most brutal police force in
history. this book kept me up well into the night because i
could not stop reading it this was one of my favourite books of
all time i love the author emma pass she has great imagination
i loved this book

Marks out of 10: 10

Casey from Year 8, Ridgewood School:

Dystopian future? Check. Evil, fascistic, totalitarian
government? Check. Female protagonist on the run from said
government? Check. ACID may follow quite a conventional trend,
but it is still an intriguing read - mostly. The 'Great Escape'
at the beginning is good, and the setting - Great Britain in
the aforementioned dystopian future - is played well. However,
at times it gets mildly boring - how many LifePartners can you
go through? FREE were vaguely interesting - the protagonist, a
girl called Jemma Strong, meets her true mother at the head of
the organisation, and discovers that the crime she was on the
run for - murdering her parents - she didn't commit -
memory-altering drugs take a bow here.
On the subject of memory-altering drugs, they felt
overused by the end - how many times can you use them? However,
the protagonist eventually developed a resistance (hooray!)
before the final showdown in a prison that saw the
not-exactly-menacing bad guys plummet to their death
(politically and actually) and a FREE government take control.
Overall, ACID was a decent read, if slightly muddled at times.

Marks out of 10: 8

sam from Year 5, Rossington All Saints School:

Acid review by Sam C
A fantastic book that I would strongly recommend to anyone who
is it interested in the sci-fi /thriller genre. As Jenna Strong
sits in mileway prison believing she has killed her parents
when in actual fact a much darker plot is afoot. 10/10

Marks out of 10: 10

Saskia from Year 7, Hayfield School:

I think this is a very detailed and interesting story, which
certainly leaves you in suspense! I sometimes wonder how
authors, such as Emma Pass, come up withe these ideas. I really
like romantic adventure stories and this is probably one of the
best i have read so far.
I think this book should be for people around the age of 12 and
over because there is quite a bit of bad language and shocking
moments. It certainly gave me the chills!
All in all, i really enjoyed this book and cant wait to read
more of the DBA's books (and Emma Pass's books of course) x

Marks out of 10: 10

holly from Year 8, Doncaster Road Junior School, Mexborough:

this book is about a girl named jenna strong who ha "killed her
parents" and is in jail for it.she gets out and has herwhole
life hidden and replaced with a new one.Acid is after her and
she has to play along but sooon maz comes along and the only
person who she is hideing secrets from is him now.

this book is full of exitment and adventure and i reallyloved
how it ended my faourite chacter was jenna as she keept
everything to herself at the start and she was very skill ful

i will defently recomend reading this it is trully amazing!

Marks out of 10: 10

Holly from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

This book is about a girl named Jenna Strong who at the start
of the book is in a prison for "killing her parents". The
doctor named Alex Fisher helps her escape but dies in the
process. Jenna is taken to a place where she is given a new
body and is told to fake her personality.

She lives in a apartment and life is all normal she goes to
work,she exersises and she lives a normal life in lower until
Max Fisher comes along. Her fake name is Mia and that is what
Max thinks her name is. It all becomes complicasted they are
both running away from Acid and secrets are spead and secrets
are kept mainly from Max.

This book is amazing and packed full of adventure and action.
Myfavourite character is Jenna because she just wanted to keep
everything to herself and has normal feelings and
everything,its not what you would you would expect her to be
The ending was nothing like I expected when i first picked up
the book but i was pleased with how it went.

i truly love this book and i recomend it to anyone.

Marks out of 10: 10

hannah from Year 7, Ridgewood School:

i loved this book its full of mystery i couldnt put it down
read read

Marks out of 10: 8

emily from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

jenna is in prison for a crime but a brutal force called acid
gets invloved and every thig goes wrong for jenna, i only read
50 pages as i did not enjoy the bok i would recomed it to
people who like action and mystery

Marks out of 10: 6

Chelsea from Year 7, Ash Hill Academy:

I really enjoyed reading acid as Jenna Strong has three
identities,the part i enjoyed is that the first indentity was a
girl called Mia Richardson who lives in Outter then a girl
called Jessica Stone who was a posh girl from Upper,then the
final identity was her original self that lived in Middle. I
also enjoyed it as acid are an agentcey that took over the uk
and instead of the uk being called the uk its called IRB. my
favorite part of the book is were Jenna Strong goes out with
Max Finsher.

I would recamened this book to people aged 12 plus.

Marks out of 10: 10

Millie from Year 7, Ash Hill Academy:

Acid by Emma Pass is an action-packed, amazing book which has
really surprised me. The story is about a girl named Jenna
Strong who 'supposedly' murdered her parents. Because of this,
evil police force ACID locked her away. In there, she trains,
fights and really wants to be free. She finds friends in Dr
Fisher- who took his own life to save her- Cade, Mel and John.
Eventually, she meets Max Fisher (who she nearly killed) and he
turned out to be Dr Fisher’s son. Together, and with a few
friends, they take down ACID; this part of the book was the
most entertaining for me, as it was very fun and riveting- you
really wanted to know what happened next! Also, since Jenna had
to change her identity, the truth about her parents came out…
She didn’t kill them- ACID did! This part of the story really
shocked you because you realised that Jenna had been in the
prison for all of those years for nothing- she was innocent. At
the end, Jenna and Max begin to form a loving relationship as
they are taken to a party to celebrate the downfall of ACID
Overall, this book is really exciting, fun and leaves you
wanting more. You can’t put it down without knowing what
truth will come out next; that is why I’m giving this book a

Marks out of 10: 10

elizabeth from Year 8, De Warenne Academy:

i did not like this book i thought it was boring and i would
not read it again i hated it i did not understand some of the
parts in the sory and i would recommend it to people who like
emma pass book i would like to read more of her books but just
not this one

Marks out of 10: 1

Tina from Year 5, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I think this book is amazing because it was interesting and
fun to read. It is all about Acid, the most brutal police force
in history. They rule with an iron fist. They seen
everything, they locked a young girl away for life her name is
Jenna Strong. I think this book is suitable for ages between 11
to adult because there is a lot of detail and there is complex
words and sentences.

Marks out of 10: 10

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

'Acid' is very descriptive and unique. I haven't read anything
like it before. I wouldn't usually choose a book like this. At
first I couldn't get into it but eventually I did. My favourite
character is Jenna because she isn't afraid to do or say what
she wants. I recommend this book to secondary school children
because there is alot of description in it.

Marks out of 10: 6

Jasmine from Year 8, Don Valley Academy and Performing Arts College:

I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it, it was full of
drama and it was very interesting. I would love to just keep on
reading it. I would recommend it to people who are around a
year 8 and above. Definitely one to read!

Marks out of 10: 10

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