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Akarnae by Lynette Noni

By Lynette Noni

Dreading her first day at a brand new college, Alex is shocked while she walks via a doorway and reveals herself stranded in Medora, a delusion international choked with impossibilities. desirous to go back domestic, she learns that just a guy named Professor Marselle might help her… yet he’s missing.

While awaiting him to reappear, Alex attends Akarnae Academy, Medora’s boarding college for teens with remarkable presents. She quickly begins to take pleasure in her extraordinary new international and the buddies who include her as one in all their very own, yet unusual issues are occurring at Akarnae, and Alex can’t forget about her worry that anything unexpected… whatever sinister… is looming.

An unwilling pawn in a dangerous video game, Alex’s shoulders endure the crushing weight of a whole race’s survival. basically she will be able to shop the Medorans, yet what if doing so prevents her from ever returning home?

Will Alex danger her whole world—and perhaps even her life—to shop Medora?

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She’s scarred, but she survived—and she loves her children just as fiercely as she loved Prim. That’s who Katniss is, underneath all of the masks—and if we’re picking teams, I’m on hers. is the author of seven books for young adults, including Tattoo, Fate, the Squad series, and Raised by Wolves, a paranormal adventure about a human girl raised by werewolves. Jen graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in cognitive science and Cambridge University in 2007 with a master’s in psychiatry.

When I say “love” here, I mean compassion, loyalty, empathy, and the bonds of friendship, family, and romance. All these things are present in Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series. So too are greed, selfishness, hatred, and fear. That the protagonists are able to put stock in love, even while given so many reasons to hate, is what gives the Hunger Games a note of hope despite the suffering of the characters. The Hunger Games is part of a genre of post-apocalyptic political fiction, the best known example of which is George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.

She is “this girl who slips under this fence . . ”2 Neither of the cages the Capitol has in place—the fence, prioritizing self-preservation over love for family or friends— hold her, and by breaking out, she makes other people realize that they can too. On live television, all over Panem, she introduces a radical new idea: that it is important to care about other people; that it is the most important thing in the world.  Nineteen Eighty-Four includes the 2. schoollibraryjournal. csp. 32 th e gir l who was on fire phrase “Big Brother is watching you,” which in that novel means that the state—personified by its leader, Big Brother— can see everything you do.

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