For Teen Tech Week this year I thought I would put a book out there that has a great Tech spin on it. I loved this book!
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works-and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.
But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his crew are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they’re mercilessly interrogated for days.
When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state where every citizen is treated like a potential terrorist. He knows that no one will believe his story, which leaves him only one option: to take down the DHS himself.
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A New York Times bestseller that has changed the way readers view the ecology of eating, this revolutionary book by award winner Michael Pollan asks the seemingly simple question: What should we have for dinner? Tracing from source to table each of the food chains that sustain us – whether industrial or organic, alternative or processed – he develops a portrait of the American way of eating. The result is a sweeping, surprising exploration of the hungers that have shaped our evolution, and of the profound implications our food choices have for the health of our species and the future of our planet.
- Do you have any idea where the food on your table comes from?
- Do you know what a Cafo – Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation is?
- How long would you last if you had to grow your own food?
- How long would you last if you were a hunter/gatherer?
- This book may look daunting and boring, but nothing could be further from the truth! This book could change the way you look at the world and everything in it.
Pretty Monsters – a pretty good book
By Kelly Link
I was alerted to this short story collection by a public radio review, or I may never have picked it off the shelf. Fantasy/science fiction/scary stories are generally not to my taste, but the NPR reviewer made Kelly Link’s writing sound intriguing – and it is.
No two stories in this nine-book collection are alike, though they are uniformly well-written and compelling. My favorite story was “The Wizards of Perfil,” which felt like a fairy tale or fable for grown-up kids, but all the stories pulled me along, made me think, made me shiver (but not stay up at night), and sometimes made me laugh. None of them ended the way I expected they might – and sometimes barely seemed to end at all – but somehow they satisfied anyway.
Award-winning illustrator Shaun Tan’s drawings introduce each story with an image that winks at the story to come. Kelly Link has authored two other short story collections, and her stories have won multiple literary awards for the fantasy/science fiction genres.
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