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Dystopian

The Program by Susan Young| Berg’s Book Club

  Book Title: The Program Book Author: Susan Young Book Series: N/A Genre: Teen and YA, Dystopoan First Published: March 2013 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐ This book was another one of my pop-sugar prompts: A book about a problem facing society today. I chose this book for this particular prompt because I feel that mental health is an issue facing modern day society, along with other disabilities. Especially with the trouble we are having with […]

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Good Kings Bad Kings by Susan Nusbaum (spoilers) | Berg’s Book Club

Welcome to Berg’s Bookclub. I’ve been meaning to write a book review for Good Kings, Bad Kings by Susan Nussbaum for the last month or two. One of the things I hate the most is giving up on a book and not seeing it to the end. However, if I’m honest, the only reason I finished this book was for an essay I was writing for my coursework about the representation […]

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Blame by Simon Mayo| Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Blame Book Author: Simon Mayo Book Series: N/A Genre: Teen & YA, Dystopia, Sci-fi First Published: July 2016 Star Rating⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ One word to describe this book: WOW! It is a book set in the not so distant future, following the journey of Ant and her little brother, Matthew. I heard about this book after going to a joint talk with authors Phillip Reeve and Simon Mayo. Both authors had a lot of interesting things […]

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Banded | Berg’s Book Club

As some of you know, I am doing the pop sugar challenge, one of the prompts is Favourite prompt from the 2015-2017 challenges by popsugar So, I chose 2015 prompt – Read a book with a bad review, so after reading the book review by my friend, Lizzie  I decided this book would fit the description. And it does. It is a dystopian book, trying to imitate popular contemporary dystopian like […]

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Fearless | Berg’s Book Club

Book Title: Fearless Book Author: Tim Lott Book Series: NA Series Number:  NA Genre: Children’s Lit First Published: June 2017 Star Rating:  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ It’s not often I give a book five stars, but I discovered this book when I was in that weird stage of being in Secondary School (High School) but also transferring to College—a form of education that is needed to study a uni degree—and I fell in love with the book. […]

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“Banded” | It’s Me Lizzie Book Review

Originally posted on It’s Me, Lizzie!:
Title: Banded (Banded, #1) Author: Logan Byrne Published: April 2014 Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian Rating: Are you having a laugh mate? Amazon | Goodreads Goodreads Synopsis In dystopian Manhattan, society is divided into six zones, with each one representing a citizen’s benefit to society: Stalwart (strength), Astute (intelligence), Collusive (greed), Radiant (beauty), Quixotic (no life direction), and the Altruistic (willingness to help others). On a citizen’s sixteenth birthday,…

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Berg’s Book Club

I wanted to give my book reviews a club name, so I decided to name it after my polar bear, Berg. Polar Bears are my favourite animal, ever since Chris De Lacey’s book Ice Fire. The way he wrote them made me fall in love with these creatures because I felt there was a connection between us. When I was 17, my dad bought me Berg, and now if I stay […]

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Matched by Alley Condie| Berg’s Book Club

Matched is the first novel in the dystopian trilogy of the same name. The series is written by Alley Condie and tells the story of 17 year old Cassia who lives in tyrannical, tightly-controlled society. Cassia is 17 and is about to be “matched”—that is—her partner is going to be chosen for her but something goes wrong. While all of Cassia’s friends know who they are going to marry…

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