The Kill Factor

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Welcome to The Kill Factor, where fifty juvenile convicts are saved from their looming prison sentences and offered the chance to take part in a gameshow to win their freedom. For Emerson Ness, convicted for accidental arson, this is a lifeline out of her bleak future and a chance to escape the Burrows. Earn brand credits, grow her following, gather money to support her crumbling family, all while being freed from an impending fifteen-year sentence in a high-security prison.

It sounds too good to be true. But, what she doesn’t know is that forty-nine of the contestants are destined to die… or face a fate worse than death. Can she make it out alive? Or is the game far more twisted than she ever could’ve imagined?

I liked this book because it incorporated influencer culture while portraying a dystopian society with teen criminals competing on a tv show. Unfortunately, the writing felt a bit loose and amateur to me. The unnecessary love interest weighed down the story a bit, but besides that, I would highly recommend this to lovers of The Hunger Games and The Maze Runner! Recommended for teens and young adults.

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Author Ben Oliver
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Publish Date 16-Apr-2024
ISBN 9781338891850
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Issue April 2024
Category Young Adult