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Monday, September 09, 2013
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer is one of many, many apocalyptic teen novels. What makes this one stand out, aside from the excellent writing, is that it starts just before the crisis that causes profound change to the planet. Many books of the genre begin well after the event, whatever that may be, and they usually offer scanty information about what actually happened, which I find frustrating. In this novel you can see what exactly happens and how it affects one particular family. The protagonist is Miranda, a 16 year old girl. She writes all the events down in her diary and her descriptions of life in Pennsylvania after the crisis are so realistic it is chilling. It was hard to put this book down because it felt so real, it was a bit terrifying to think that it could happen. I highly recommend this book, and I am looking forward to reading the 3 books that follow in the series.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Legend by Marie Lu
Posted by Allison at 9/09/2013
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Diviners by Libba Bray
It's Kind Of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The performances on the audio version are excellent as well.
Posted by Allison at 1/16/2013
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The Selection by Kiera Cass is one of any number of post-apocalyptic teen novels. In Many ways it is like a lighter version of The Hunger Games. America Singer comes from a lower caste in this new world, which came into existence after some wars that apparently destroyed civilization. In this caste system she, like Katniss Everdeen, is oppressed, hungry and powerless to escape her situation. That is until she is selected to be one of 35 girls competing to win the hand of the Prince. This competition is cut throat, not to the death, but we can all guess how brutal it could be with 35 girls competing for one prince. Much of the competition is televised and again, like the Hunger Games, thee is a colorful host of the competition, a love triangle, and lots of rebel activity. There is no doubt that the world created by Cass is heavily influenced by the much meatier Hunger Games trilogy, but if you like your Dystopian fiction with a little fluff, then you will enjoy this book. It is part of a planned trilogy, so perhaps the following books will have a little more heft to them.
Legend by Marie Lu
The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
The False Princess by Eilis O'Neal