9.01.2018

The List by Patricia Forde {Book Review}

The List by Patricia Forde has quite the premise - in a post-apocalyptic world, the leader of one of the only remaining communities on an earth decimated by melting ice caps has decreed that people will use only 500 words.
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PTH Review:

The List by Patricia Forde has quite the premise - in a post-apocalyptic world, the leader of one of the only remaining communities on an earth decimated by melting ice caps has decreed that people will use only 500 words. Maintaining the list of words (The List) requires the services of a Wordsmith. Letta takes over the job and quickly learns that things are not what they seem.

I struggled with what rating to give this novel because I thought it was really good but not enough for four stars. Maybe 3.5 would be a better fit. I think I just felt disconnected from the characters because they were not fully developed. 

This novel is aimed for kids aged 10-14 and falls easily into the thriller genre, with a fun post-apocalyptic bent. I'd lean towards the higher end of that range because of some violence that could unsettle a sensitive reader.

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