Welcome to Teen Reads!
For eight weeks this summer, every Monday, the Teen blog will feature a book review and reading recommendations within a given theme.
Each review will be a recommended read from an OPL Teen Advisory Group member.
Here is this week’s review and recommendations.
Review by Sarah from Main branch
Nine by Zach Hines
Dark, disturbing, and gripping, Nine is the perfect story for readers who like to think hard. The book begins with a unique, compelling scene: a party full of death, and followed by rebirth. In an overpopulated society structured for the advancement of humans' nine lives each, the main character, Julien, is determined to remain on his first. However, drawn by the lure of knowledge about his mother's mysterious death, he finds himself burning lives away against his intuition. Only then do new, conspiratorial truths come to light- ones that could change the world as they know it.
The book is riveting from the get-go, and I found Julien to be immediately likeable and interesting character.
Nine also provides an interesting commentary on society; Everything has changed, but humankind still manipulates, seeks power and control, takes things for granted, and interacts with each other in the same way as always.
Do you have another readalike suggestion for the Nailbiters theme?
In the comment section below, tell us in a few sentences, which book it is and why you would recommend it. All the comments on this blog post (English and French) will be entered in a draw for the weekly $20 Chapters gift card prize. Enter your comment by midnight Sunday, August 25th.
Feel free to recommend more than one book, but only one entry to the draw will be counted per username.
The winner will be contacted on Monday, August 26th.
Take a peek at the upcoming Teen Reads themes and get inspired about what books you will want to recommend.