The other day, I was reading The Fault in Our Stars and I noticed a very interesting note from the author. The author said that there was no need to dig deep into the story because it was made up and there were no facts hidden there. 171 more words
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Doctorow, C. (2008). Little Brother. New York: Tor Teen.
Genre: Dystopian / realistic / near-future cyberpunk
Intended audience: Mid-teens and up; anti-authoritarians and rebels
Personal reaction to the book: This is thought-provoking if a little didactic (OK, a lot didactic at times). 99 more words
Zindel, P. (1972). The pigman. New York: Harper & Row.
Genre: Mainstream fiction
Intended audience: Teens
Personal reaction to the book: Really badly written book. It is told from the point of view of two teens, a boy and a girl, but the author is unable to endow either with a unique voice (for example, when describing their evening together in Mr. 146 more words