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Book Reviews, Survival Tips and More—By A Disabled Student Who Writes.

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

 It’s not often I give a book five stars, but this book I have loved since secondary school (High School). Why do I love it? Tim Lott is able to create believable characters from the get-go, I’ll explain more but first, here is a short synopsis of the plot. City Community Faith School is an institution purporting to be a girl only boarding school. No one visits and children do […]

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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

Book Title: Matched Book Author: Alley Condie Book Series: Matched Genre: Teen and YA, Dystopian First Published: November 2010 Star Rating: ⭐⭐ Full of potential but unfortunately, disappointing. The world-building is great, the dystopian society is realistic but it has major flaws. It takes a lot for me to give a book a 2-star review but this book hit me with problem after problem that prevented me from giving it at least a 3-stars. I […]

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