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By Katy J. Berner on 08-24-17
Good for YA Fantasy For Readers Who Liked The Giver
If you read the City of Ember it has similar themes. Somewhat similar to The Giver in places as well.
As a teacher, I'd love to talk with kids about the role of the contrasting settings (the forest verse the town) and why that seems to be a similar motif throughout science fiction/fantasy literature. (Think even Hunger Games, Maze Runner, and even Harry Potter).
Overall a pretty solid story, very safe text for emerging pre-teen readers but it does have some violence that might upset sensitive readers.
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By Stephanie Kaiser on 06-05-18
It's been quite some time since I've felt such satisfaction from a MS read
It's true that a book about the melting fuses many classic stories, Bible stories, and dystopia all together.
Beautifully and artfully told, the tale uses allusions and symbolism to create a world that at times I almost forgot to be fictional and inspire fear, courage and strength all at once. If there's only one book you read this summer, let it be The List!