Our teens review their two top picks off this year's Summer Reading List:
Little Brother by Cory Doctorow
"Little Brother starts out with a bang. Literally. It starts with a super tech-savvy teen on a quest for a game piece when suddenly, a bridge very close to where they are blows up, and him and his friends are arrested on suspicion of terrorism. Once released, they realize everything has changed. Government is restricting and terrorizing innocent people and terror is everywhere. The main character, with his friends, stage a huge overthrow and a new secret way of operating under the radar. It starts out pretty innocently, but this undercover operation may land them in more trouble than every imagined... This book is really captivating and you will never want to put it down!"
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
"The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a dystopian novel about a 17-year-old girl who wakes up following a year-long coma with no memory of who she is. She watches videos of herself from before the coma to learn about her life and slowly begins to regain her memories. In doing so, she realizes that something is a bit strange about her family's move to California following her mysterious accident. This book presents a world in which science fiction, mystery, and romance are all combined into a beautiful story which asks the question "what does it mean to be human?" Fans of Robin Wasserman's Skinned series will most likely enjoy this similar, but more gentle novel."
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