In 6: Superpowered Girl Erases Memories of Herself.
The Kill Order by James Dashner Hardcover, 329 pages The Kill Order is the prequel to the Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner. Want to find out what happened before the Glade? This is the book with the answers.
Insurgent is the second book in the Divergent series, picking up where Divergent ends. If you haven’t read Divergent, click here for more information. Evernote file with more info about Insurgent http://bit.ly/vr-insurgent
In post-apocalyptic Chicago, people are divided into five factions: abnegation (selflessness), candor (honesty), dauntless (bravery), amity (peacefulness), and erudite (intelligence). At age sixteen, every member of society has to decide if they’ll stay with the faction they’ve grown up in, where their family is, or if they’ll go a different direction and choose a new … More Book Preview: Divergent
I picked up The Roar by Emma Clayton at the Scholastic Book Fairs warehouse sale because I thought the cover looked both familiar and interesting. I thought, after reading the back, that it would be similar to the Hunger Games, except that the children involved were competing for prizes, not their lives and food for … More Book Preview: The Roar
>The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn My rating: 3 of 5 stars While I agree that Bar Code Tattoo isn’t as good as Feed by MT Anderson, it was an intriguing read. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be branded in such a way that all moves, and purchases are tracked, … More The Bar Code Tattoo by Suzanne Weyn
>Of the books I’ve read in 2009, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, is in the top five. It might actually be ranked #1. House of the Scorpion was fantastic, too. One of the things I liked best about this novel was every prediction that I made (minus who was going to win, since I … More >The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I enjoy the book conversations I have with people. These questions are for J, so he has a purpose for reading and some concrete things to think about as he goes. At some point, I’ll record our discussion of these questions. Consider the three party slogans from Orwell’s 1984. Give your thoughts/reactions to … More For J: On Feed and 1984
Jonas asks, “What if we could hold up things that were bright red or bright yellow, and [Gabriel] could choose?” The Giver replies with “He might make wrong choices.” Unlike novels like Brave New World, A Wrinkle in Time and 1984, the community in The Giver is small enough, and is allowed enough choice, that … More Conformity and Lois Lowry's The Giver
While The Giver may be considered a futuristic novel due to it’s utopian setting, the role of science and technology takes a back seat to the larger issues of conformity and euthanasia. There are few mentions of technological advances—one that makes all people see in shades of grey. We know this because the Giver tells … More Science, Technology and Lois Lowry's The Giver