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Misery March (or should that be Mutilation March) Uglies series continued

Pretties and Specials (number 2 and 3 in Uglies trilogy) There is always a danger in reading a whole series in a few days, there is not that fresh excitement or anticipation that occurs when you are waiting for a publisher/author to release the next in the series and characters/events can get somewhat predictable. The … Continue reading

Misery March – Review of Uglies (Scott Westerfeld)

Uglies Scott Westerfeld 2005, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 0-689-86538-5 This book was on my reading list as it has been mentioned by many as one of the keystones of dystopian fiction.  It is the first of a trilogy set in a futuristic world where life in the city is not only sanitised, emotion free and … Continue reading

Dystopian December or is it Mad or Misery March

I know I am late for December or is it early?  But my recent fascination for this genre is what got me thinking about doing a blog….. maybe it could be Mad March (as in it is a Mad world!) or Misery March (see definition below) defines dystopia as: a society characterized by human misery, … Continue reading

Welcome to book genre monthly

Welcome to my first real blog. As a new teacher librarian but old English/History teacher I am missing the structures imposed by having my own class and a set curriculum.  So this is my new structure!  My blog has two purposes 1. To record and promote books suitable for young adults and adolescents 2. To impose a … Continue reading

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