Live in Infamy (a companion to The Only Thing to Fear)

Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 7n/a6.379860
In the eighty years since the Axis powers won World War II with their genetically engineered super soldiers, America has changed drastically in the hands of the unforgiving victors. But there are still those who aspire to what the country used to stand for: freedom for all.In the Western American Territories, Chinese American Ren Cabot has lost nearly everything to Imperial Japan's rule. After the public execution of his mom for treason five years ago, Ren lives under constant scrutiny of the Empire, afraid that one wrong step will rip apart what remains of his family for good. However, when a chance encounter with a resistance group offers Ren an opportunity to save lives and quite possibly topple the government, he agrees to their deadly plot. But his role will lead him straight into the heart of the enemy, and if caught, death would be a much better fate than what the Empire will do to him . . .
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on March 27, 2018 by Scholastic Press
ISBN-10: 1338111094
ISBN-13: 9781338111095
2 Book Reviews
  • satwikagejara
    satwikagejaraMonday, February 15, 2021 at 9:31 am55 stars
    It has been eighty years since the Axis won World War II, and America was divided between the victors--the Nazis in the East and Imperial Japan in the West. But now resistance is growing in the Eastern territories and sixteen-year-old Chinese American Ren Cabot, who has every reason to hate the Japanese who executed his mother, gets drawn into a resistance group and confronted with choices that could lead to either freedom or death. I loved this book because it takes place in World War ll. It gives a chilling picture of a world where the Axis powers won and makes me remember what America stands for.
    • database
      databaseThursday, February 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm55 stars
      In this novel packed with content that will leave you on the edge of your seat, enter Ren Cabot. Living with his dad in the Western American Territories, ruled with an iron fist by Imperial Japan, it seems as if they have it out for him. He remains under constant surveillance of the soldiers due to his mom being executed for treason, and with public executions happening often, it seems as if anybody could next. High bounties are posted for only the most wanted criminals, and yet many dare to take the risks of arrest. However, many of those people are part of a resistance, and when Ren is given the chance to fight back, will he? After all, America once did stand for something. Land of the free. Home of the brave.