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Kathryn Reads KidLit

I am an upper elementary teacher who loves reading and sharing books with my students and fellow educators.


The Unwanteds

The Unwanteds - Lisa McMann The quote on the front of the book says it is a combination of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter, but the beginning and the scenario on one side of the fence seems much more The Giver to me with the lack of connections within families and the designation of people for certain categories when they turn 13. I think that kids will like this book, I think it is more of an entry level book for the thinking that we do when we read The Giver, with more lightness and magic. On the heavier side, siblings and parents/children are trying to kill each other when the battle begins - it isn't graphic, but still a bit harsh. Grades 5+, Listened to July 2014