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Neptune's Children by Bonnie Dobkin
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Apr 16, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: middle school and up
Read in April, 2008

As a 13-year-old trapped in a 40-year-olds body, I have to say that THIS is what I call a Good Read. (And my son, who really IS 13 year's old, agrees with me.) While elements of the book were familiar--though that's probably true of all stories--there were unique twists that put this one a cut above others in the genre. The relationships between characters ring true, there are enough twists to surprise and delight, and the details of the theme park were well imagined and interesting in and of themselves. And tho I'm not sure my son got it, there's some subtle satire going on here about how supposedly trustworthy leaders use fear and lies to retain power. I used to teach middle school, and this is one I'd definitely pull into my classroom.

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