Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity already reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Surprisingly I found this to be a very good read. I’m not usually into futuristic books but did enjoy this one. Think along the lines of The Hunger Games.
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Head to the Learning Commons to check out the new books that have been added (all from Canadian authors):
They Desire a Better Country – Lawrence Scanlan
All Good Children – Catherine Austen
Billboard Express – Sigmund Brouwer & Cindy Morgan
River Traffic – Martha Brack Martin
A Dark Truth – Jeff Ross
A Murder for Max – John Lawrence Reynolds
Enough – Mary Jennifer Payne
Race Against Time – Gail Anderson-Dargatz
At the Edge of the World – Kari Jones
From Above – Norah McClintock
reduced visual capacity in faint light; night blindness
With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw’s Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a “you-only-live-once” perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease.
This is a fantastic read. Following Shane through his day to day life and the complications he encounters leaves one wondering just how he does it. Shane is a great role model for all, young and old. If you read this book you will be hooked on him. If you google him you will find links for his non-profit organization, his twitter account, his blog, his facebook account, numerous videos on youtube, etc. Follow him and see what is happening in his life.
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The Learning Commons has more new books for your enjoyment. Head to the Learning Commons and sign-out one of these new acquisitions:
Suicide Notes From Beautiful Girls – Lynn Weingarten
The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah
Three Dark Crowns – Kendare Blake
The Metis – George & Terry Goulet
The Accident Season – Moira Fowley-Doyle
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – J. K. Rowling
Little Prisoners – Casey Watson
Away Running – David Wright & Luc Bouchard
After the Woods – Kim Savage
Lies My Girlfriend Told Me – Julie Anne Peters