Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Middle School Favorites: dystopias

My middle school students are using Kidblog to share posts and book recommendations with each other, and I would like to share some of their favorites more widely. (Please note that my seventh graders read a wide variety of books across a wide variety of genres, levels, and topics. Do not think that these books are "only" for seventh graders.) Click on the middle school tag for more. (You can also check out #3rdfor3rd for book recommendations from my third graders.)

Middle School Favorites: dystopia

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

Recommended by Brynn

The Hunger Games books are dystopian novels by Suzanne Collins, author of The Underland Chronicles. You should read this series if you like adventure, dystopia, and a bit of sadness in books. Readers of the Divergent and Cinder series will also enjoy. In the first book, Katniss Everdeen volunteers herself to be a tribute in the Hunger Games, a sport held in the capital of Panem every year, where two children from each of the twelve districts are pitted against each other to the death, in order to save her younger sister from being sacrificed. When the other tribute from her district declares his undying love for her, she must create a story that will enthrall the viewers of the Hunger Games in order to win the favor of the Gamekeepers, the ones who can arrange for tributes to die, and the games.

I rated this book 4.5/5 stars. It was amazing, but the series has yet to win the spot of my favorite book. This might have to do with the fact of my sister telling me that xxxxxxxx dies, which is completely ruining the second book for me.

Legend by Marie Lu

Recommended by Luka

My book that i am recommending is called Legend by Marie Lu and I think it is a fantasy / dystopia / adventure genre.

Day, criminal mastermind is trying to get medicine for his brother Eden who has come down with the plague, as he is escaping from his heist, Mattias a high ranking republic soldier stops him. Day throws a knife at Mattias making him fall to the ground. Day than proceeds to escape into the sewers. June Iparis, Mattias's younger sister is now on the case to find the republics most wanted criminal, Day.

If you liked The Maze Runner by James Dasher you will love this book!
*****- five stars

Want more book reviews? Click on the middle school tag for more middle schooler recommendations or check out #3rdfor3rd for book recommendations from my third graders.

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