Parents' Guide to

The Ones We're Meant to Find

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Sisters search for each other in mind-bending sci-fi puzzle.

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Too many puzzles and a book become confusing, but this clever sci-fi psychological thriller keeps readers off-balance yet still engaged. In The Ones We're Meant to Find, Joan He alternates points of view between sisters Cee and Kay, giving both characters room to reveal their individual personalities and setting them up for a big mid-book plot turn. The book has been likened to Studio Ghibli crossed with Black Mirror, and the author's world-building skills are formidable. The novel explores the many facets of sisterhood with sensitivity, humor, and compassion. Thrilling and urgent, the novel seems to be a stand-alone, which is always nice. Readers should expect to be surprised, amused, and thrilled. He's second YA novel is a worthy addition to the post-apocalyptic genre.

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