The Kill Order

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.

Book Preview: Divergent

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

Book Preview: The Roar

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

Science, Technology 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