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By Debra Bogart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Dystopian bestseller is full of plot twists, complex themes.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 11+

yay no sex in a young teen novel!

This book is a good fun read that isn't very inappropriate. There is a little bit of language but not much, and no graphic sex descriptions which is one of my major turn offs

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 14+

"Sensitive and Fantasical"

Only one twin liked this, and that was Chester. He prefers sensitive and fantasical. Chase prefer horror and mystery. You can see how this book is not that. I read this myself, and I did not like it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (15):

Fisher writes with the ethical undercurrents of authors Orson Scott Card or Kurt Vonnegut, the unpredictability of Arthur Clark, and the imagination of Nancy Farmer. The full integration of technology into this future society may intrigue teens but the young characters who are rebelling against their
socially assigned roles will be the hook that captures them. The author is masterful at creating worlds through her usage of descriptive phrasing and the narrative trades between Claudia and Finn. The sweeping scope of imagination and surprising plot twists will make this book as popular with adults as it will be with teens.

Book Details

  • Author: Catherine Fisher
  • Genre: Science Fiction
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publication date: January 26, 2010
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 17
  • Number of pages: 442
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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