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Feed by M.T. Anderson

Imagine that when you are born, your brain is implanted with a chip that allows you to access a vast computer network called the Feed.  The Feed allows you to quickly download any information you desire, communicate telepathically with your linked friends, and view a constant stream of advertisements that are tailored to your personality [...]

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is the first book of the Suzanne Collins trilogy which also includes Catching Fire and Mockingjay. This Young Adult series has gone viral across genre and age lines and has a lot to talk about…poverty, celebrity, genetic engineering, friendship, fashion, mental illness, love, hate, cake-decorating and war. Katniss is a teenager trying [...]

The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

The first book in Megan Whalen Turner’s Attolia series. Followed by The Queen of Attolia,  The King of Attolia and A Conspiracy of Kings. The main star of this fantasy series is Gen and his humble beginnings as a thief imprisoned in the lands of Sounis. Picture the Mediterranean. He boasted to be the cleverest [...]

Terrier by Tamora Pierce

Terrier by Tamora Pierce, 2006 – Book 1 of the Beka Cooper series Young Adult fiction Tamora Pierce has created a number of quartets featuring strong heroines – The Song of the Lioness, Protector of the Small, and Wild Magic – in the medieval fantasy land of Tortall. In Terrier, Pierce starts her new series [...]

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Little Brother by Cory Doctorow Cory Doctorow is a big name in the science fiction and online worlds. He has written numerous articles on online culture and intellectual freedom. Little Brother is marketed as a teen novel, but I think adults could get a lot out of it as well. Published in 2008, it was [...]

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