Stranger (The Change, #1)

The Stranger

Written by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith

This book took me a bit to get into, but, once I did, it was an amazing read. There is some really juicy world building in this book. The post-apocalyptic world where some humans have been ‘Changed’ and trees that kill made me want to see what other changes were wrought on the world.

I think what made it start slow for me was the shifting point of view from the different characters, but once I got past that, I enjoyed seeing the world from each of their individual perspectives. You see that there is prejudice in the town along Changed and non-Changed lines but there’s a lack of prejudice around queerness, race and disability which made it refreshing.

I would recommend highly recommend this book. I’m glad that I picked it up.

Review by Lafo Tauanu’u, Taylorsville High Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 9-12

The Change Series:

Written by Rachel Manija Brown and Sherwood Smith
Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group
416 pages
Release Date: November 11, 2014

Categories: Sr. High – Fiction
Tags: Young Adult, Science-Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopia, Fiction, GLBT, Romance, Apolcalyptic

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