This is one of the best books I've ever read. Seriously. Read it. Don't even waste time reading this review. Read it!!!
Still reading? Oh. I guess I'll write a bit more then.
If you like dystopian, this is the book for you. In this society everyone is divided into colours (or classes), and there is no way to choose to join a different colour. If you're born a Red, you will stay a Red.
When Darrow gets a chance to become a Gold and try to change how the system works, he discovers that it is not just great being a Gold. In fact it is kill or be killed.
This book is not fluffy. It's not sweet. It's raw, harsh, brutal and violent. It is filled with suffering, heartache and despair. No one of the characters are "safe", and there are a lot of deaths. Like I said: kill or be killed. No one can stay innocent if they expect to make it out alive. How far is Darrow willing to go for the cause? It is a constant struggle between winning the game and staying the person he used to be.
Sounds horrible? It is. But it is also amazingly , wonderfully awesome! It is a great story, it is written well and it keeps you wanting to read to find out what is going to happen next. I would have read this in one sitting if I could, I did not want to put it down!
Absolutely recommended, especially if you like dystopian, but maybe not for the faint of heart.