Book Spine Poetry from the Loft’s Teen Advisory Board
Congrats to these books for making it to the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best list for Teen Fiction! Read chapter samplers and reviews, add to your bookshelves and more here!
The Darkest Minds (The Darkest Minds, #1)
When Ruby wakes up on her tenth birthday, something about her has changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that gets her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that’s killed most of America’s children, but she and the others have emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.
When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. Now she’s on the run, desperate to find the one safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.
When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.
I’m not sure if you’re aware, but this book is amazing and it is on sale. If you don’t read it you’ll die having lived a meaningless and incomplete life.
It sounded really interesting when I was writing this whole thing up, so it’s definitely on my radar. But an awesome review and on sale? I might have to go out and get it :)
TAB’s Top Picks for 2012
John Green reads a lot, I mean a lot. I think he’s got a good finger on what’s hot right now, and also what’s worth taking a look back to read. Well worth a watch.
Here’s some picks from the Loft TAB members-
Colleen has been finding awesome things to read on Wattpad - some of the titles she’s read from the site have ended up getting published- so check it out!
Sophie is a big fan of Sarah Dessen- if you’ve read all of her books then try some read-alikes.
Lauren, Rachel, Heather, Laura and Talia recommended Insurgent by Veronica Roth, Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Most Beautiful Walk in the World: A Pedestrian in Paris by John Baxter or Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok. Stop by our next TAB meeting in December to give your input about what programs the Loft should offer for teens, help decorate the Loft for the Winter and more!
-Renee, The Loft