If you enjoyed The Hunger Games then you’ve gotten a taste for dystopia–books about a society changed forever by something that happened in the past. If you’ve finished The Hunger Games and you are “hungry” (so sorry) for more books set in a dystopian future, then how about trying Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. It’s a story about a young man called “Nailer” who makes a living tearing apart rusty, abandoned ships. It’s a tough and dangerous job made even more dangerous by the oil fumes, dirt, dust and the company Nailer keeps. Complicating his life is the fact that his father has crashed into the dark world of gangs and drugs. Nailer’s life is grim, but there are a few bright spots. His friend and boss, Pima represents a safe haven. Her family protects Nailer from his father. But no one can protect them from a “city killer” a typhon storm that sweeps through their coastal village. When a clipper ships also blows ashore, things get even more complicated when Pima and Nailer rescue a young heiress who’s running away from her father’s enemies. There is plenty of action, danger, and a bit of romance too; enough to satisfy all of you out there pining away after finishing The Hunger Games series.
A few of you have been asking for books on the ABE Award list, and rest assured, we’ve either got them, or can get them for you. Never heard of them? The Abraham Lincoln Award is the high school award given to a book that gets the most votes from a list prepared by the Illinois School Library Media Association, and like the Caudill and Blue Stem awards, classes vote for their favorite on the list. If your school’s not participating, that’s okay. You can still read from the list and they have some great titles, like Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld and Matched by Ally Condie. You can get the whole list by visiting the website: www.islma.org/lincoln.htm
This action-packed novel starts with a teenage girl carrying a toaster (strange way to start a book, right?). Then some strange things start happening to her- like…lets say… defeatintg 4 mobbers single-handedly. Raligh doesnt know what is happening to her, It’s like when she fights, her inner self takes over. Then Raligh starts meeting some strange people…some nice and helpful, others murderous and cruel. Little does she know, for her whole life, Raligh has been harboring the spirit of a centurys old, Samouri…
I am reading this really good book series called the Mortal Instruments. It is about this girl named Clary who discovers she is a Shadowhunter. A Shadowhunter is a person that protects the world from evil spirits from the underworld. Cooool!!! Clary’s mom has kept this long lost secret. Joclyn (Clary’s Mom), married the most wanted Shadowhunter ever to walk the face of the Earth!! His name is Valentine. Valentine is out to destroy all Shadowhunters and create a new era of stronger Shadowhunters. Clary discovers her natural powers and helps to destroy Valentine for good.
NEWS FLASH!!! There will be a movie based on this first book in the series expected to release April, 2013!