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The New Order

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The Young World: Book #2

By Chris Weitz

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Survival, Personal Development: Responsibility

Grades: 9 – 12

 

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They thought they were the only ones left. They were wrong.

 

After the unexpected revelation at the end of the first book, Donna and Jefferson are separated. Jefferson returns to NYC and tries to bring a cure to the Sickness back to the Washington Square tribe, while Donna finds herself in England, facing an unimaginable new world. Can the two reunite and prevent an even greater disaster than the Sickness?

 

This second book in The Young World trilogy will keep you at the edge of your seat.

The Young World


young worldThe Young World

By Chris Weitz

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Curriculum Subject: Adventure: Survival, Personal Development: Responsibility

Grades: 9 – 12

 

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Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens.

 

After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he’s secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos.

 

But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway–all in order to save humankind.

 

This first novel from acclaimed film writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy.

 

 

PRAISE

“Telling his story in the alternating voices of Jeff and Donna, noted film director Weitz, in his first YA novel, has done a good job of meticulously building his postapocalyptic world.” – Booklist

 

“A post-apcalyptic teen novel that’s far from just another post-apocalytic teen novel.” – Kirkus Reviews

 

“A broken NYC is so compelling that readers will find it hard to put this book down.” – School Library Journal

 

READERS READ BOOKS. FAN READ SEQUELS!

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Ship Breaker

Ship Breaker

By Paolo Bacigalupi

Genre: Science Fiction

Curriculum subjects: Science Fiction, Survival, Character Development

Grade: 9-12

 

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A gritty, high-stakes adventure set in a futuristic world where oil is scarce, but loyalty is scarcer.

 

In America’s Gulf Coast region, grounded oil tankers are being broken down for parts by crews of young people. Nailer, a teenage boy, works the light crew, scavenging for copper wiring just to make quota-and hopefully live to see another day.

 

But when, by luck or by chance, he discovers an exquisite clipper ship beached during a recent hurricane, Nailer faces the most important decision of his life: Strip the ship for all it’s worth or rescue its lone survivor, a beautiful and wealthy girl who could lead him to a better life….

In this powerful novel, Paolo Bacigalupi delivers a thrilling, fast-paced adventure set in a vivid and raw, uncertain future.

 

PRAISE

Winner of the 2011 Printz Medal

 

“Vivid, brutal, and thematically rich, this captivating title is sure to win teen fans for the award-winning Bacigalupi.” – Booklist

 

 

The Drowned Cities

The Drowned Cities

By Paolo Bacigalupi

Genre: Science Fiction

Curriculum Subjects: Survival, Science Fiction, Friendship

Grade: 9-12

 

SLJ Best Book of 2012  |  Kirkus Best Books of 2012  |  2013 Tayshas Reading List

 

In a dark future America where violence, terror, and grief touch everyone, young refugees Mahlia and Mouse have managed to leave behind the war-torn lands of the Drowned Cities by escaping into the jungle outskirts. But when they discover a wounded half-man–a bioengineered war beast named Tool–who is being hunted by a vengeful band of soldiers, their fragile existence quickly collapses. One is taken prisoner by merciless soldier boys, and the other is faced with an impossible decision: Risk everything to save a friend, or flee to a place where freedom might finally be possible.

 

This thrilling companion to Paolo Bacigalupi’s highly acclaimed Ship Breaker is a haunting and powerful story of loyalty, survival, and heart-pounding adventure.

 

 

 

[quote]★”Beautifully written, filled with high-octane action, and featuring badly damaged but fascinating and endearing characters” – PW[/quote]

[quote]★”Arguably, the novel’s greatest success lies in the creation of a world that is so real, the grit and decay of war and ruin will lay thick on the minds of readers long after the final page. – Kirkus Reviews[/quote]

 

 

 

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I cross the street, which is empty in their wake. Most of the National Press Building’s lights are still on, as reporters for outlets across the globe type away to beat their deadlines. Editors are waiting in Tokyo, the masses are curious in Mumbai, the public has a right to know in London. The sheer volume of information being churned out of that building is unfathomable to me, the weight of it, and also the waste. As if people needed it. Continue reading “Start reading Thomas Mullen’s THE REVISIONISTS”