Monday, September 19, 2016

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Fog Diver is a Texas Bluebonnet Nominee for this year. We are also using it for our Quest for the Crown competition. The Fog Diver (The Fog Diver, #1) 

Such a fun middle grade steam punk! Our 4th and 5th graders are always wanting dystopic books and start asking for Divergent and Hunger Games. I love having books like Fog Diver in my arsenal to hand them instead.

Genre: Science Fiction/Dystopic
AR level: 4.6
Grade appropriate: 4th and up

Overall: 5/5--I loved this book and its characters!

Creativity: 5/5-- Loved the clever references to current pop culture. The characters are in the future when current technology has been destroyed and so they don’t understand current sayings or culture references and they are always misusing them. They also use cash as toilet paper because it is soft. It is so thought provoking about what we value and what its intrinsic value is.

Characters: 5/5

Engrossing: 5/5-- So great! There were times I didn’t want to put it down and do my job.

Writing: 5/5

Appeal to kids: 5/5-- Perfect for my kiddos looking for dystopia.

Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5

Language: none

Sexuality: none

Violence: mild-- The characters are slum kids and they fight adults and kids alike to stay alive.

Drugs/Alcohol: none

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