Clean Slate Complex by M. Thomason

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Publisher: Megan Thomason
Publishing Date: April 2013
Genre: SciFi
Rating: 4.0/5 stars
ISBN: 9781301811939

Meet The Second Chance Institute (SCI): Worldwide non-profit and do-gooder organization. Their motto: Because Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Life(TM). Reality: hidden behind every kind act is a dark agenda designed to gain control and force societal and moral extremes. Currently, the SCI’s pushing Project Liberate, a program to woo the poor and downtrodden into their Clean Slate Complexes–where “everything is provided” from jobs to food, shelter, clothing, and education. Unfortunately, as with all things that sound too good to be true, there’s a catch…

Publishers Description: Meet Alexa Knight. Feisty, tough and currently homeless in Los Angeles, Alexa agrees to help the SCI in return for medical care for her sick mother. When she starts to suspect there’s more to the SCI than meets the eye will she believe Adam–the boy who saved her life and the SCI’s biggest champion, or Joshua–the attractive enigma who sings about conspiracy theories and pretends to be someone he’s not?

Review: This is a good Novella (71 pages) and that is my main gripe. Just write the damn novel but don’t lead us on with short stories. This is usually a publishers’ ploy to get you to buy into an infinite series but in this case I don’t think so. This is just a compacted informational treat that you just want more of, because it is so yummy.
Good shjt. My only other gripe is the chapter prefaces with some famous quotes. Seems like a writers’ worst fault to be so self-indulgent. “I know famous quotes that have really nothing to do with this chapter, but I am going to let you know how enlightened I am”. She should have kept to her well scripted and compact story and left out the poop icing. I would have rated higher but for the length.

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