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First Initial (Overall Rating):
E = Exceptional
VG = Very Good
G = Good
F = Fair
NR = Not Recommended

Second Initital (Reading Level):
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E = Easy
M = Mature

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Friday, December 2, 2011


Young Adult Fiction

VG/A Meyer, Marissa. Cinder. Feiwel & Friends, 2012. 400p. 978-0312641894. 17.99.

In this sci-fi retelling of Cinderella, Linh Cinder is a teenage cyborg living with her adopted family in New Beijing. With the threat of the Letumosis virus spreading and the arrival of the evil Lunar queen, life has been exceedingly difficult. When Cinder is commissioned to fix the Prince’s android she receives a personal invitation to the ball from him, but she knows that if he found out she was a cyborg he would never like her. But being cyborg isn’t Cinder’s only secret. Although the book ends with a cliff hanger (two sequels are expected) and Cinder’s secret is pretty predictable, the story is original and fast paced. This book would appeal to sci-fi, dystopian fans as well as romance/fairy tale addicts. Loren Spector, LAPL, Felipe de Neve

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