Tag Archives: Adolescence

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press, 2008{Scholastic Audio, Narrator: Carolyn McCormick)

Tom finally gets around to reviewing The Hunger Games and is surprised by how good it really is. For a full review go to http://www.sophyanempire.wordpress.com Continue reading

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Skinned, Robin Wasserman (Simon Pulse/Simon & Schuster/Brilliance Audio)

A beautifully told story in which the author catches the thoughts and feelings of an elite teenaged girl who has undergone tragedy. She manages to get the protaganist just right, perfectly balancing a spoiled rich girl attitude with a sympathetic young woman whose had her life torn away from her. Far more than “just a sci-fi story” or a “teenaged angst” tale, this book touches upon issues of social differentiation, bigotry, bullying and rather sophisticated concepts of identity (something I *can* actually speak with authority about). Continue reading

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