Shweta Chatterjee Chatterjee itibaren Texas
Eternal truths can be found in many places.
The latest in a series of great young adult books I have devoured, this book is certainly a page turner. It is set in the future, when the powers that be host an annual event that pits a boy and girl from each of the 12 districts against each other. Only one can survive. If you enjoyed The Graceling series or The Uglies series, you will enjoy this.
It is easy to see why this book won the Newbery - it was fascinating to read that after finishing the book, the author, Mildred Taylor, knew that this book was going to receive the award. It would be difficult to not become emotionally charged throughout the reading of this story. Through the point of view of young Cassie Logan, the struggles, injustices and prejudices of the South come barreling to the point of my utter disgust. The characters of Cassie's parents, Mary and David Logan, were quintessential of solid, true, ethical people. They remained for the most part, level-headed amidst the most unfair of circumstances. There is so much meat in this book that would provide such substantial and worthwhile discussion for 5th & 6th graders and young adults.