The novel is able to combine magical realism with the everyday life of a family living during the Mexican Revolution. It accurately portrays a dynamic typified by Latin families during the time period. The symbolism is not heavy-handed, and adds to the narrative.
– Alec, 9th grade
One of my favorite books, the first of this fast-paced trilogy (which, like the cover says, is being made into a movie) is a great dystopian novel. Think Hunger Games and Brave New World.
– Eric, 9th grade
The first in a series, Generation Dead is a great book about overcoming oppression and everyday life, even though the main characters aren’t necessarily living, so to speak.
– Savannah, 11th grade
The most recent of Green’s novels (also being made into a movie), The Fault in Our Stars is – like the contrasting clouds on the cover – about opposing forces in one girl’s life: living while dying (from cancer), juggling the indefinite of love and the inevitability of sadness, and making a mundane (and painful) existence a bit more bright. It’s a tearjerker, mind you.
– Ella, 9th grade