Happy Fourth everyone! I have been away so that is why my posts have been very irregular. Fear not, I will be posting some new items soon so stayed tuned. And to start this off I would like to share with you a book review. I have been very fortunate and I am able to review books for the Library Media Connection (or LMC) Magazine and it provides me the opportunity to read materials that are not out yet. With that being the most recent book I had read was the book SYLO by D.J. MacHale.
The first book in a new trilogy whose hero is the Everykid that readers will be drawn too and root for. Tucker Pierce prefers to stay out of the spotlight. Happy to sit on the sidelines of life as well as his school’s varsity football team on his tiny fictional island of Pemberwick, Maine. However, when the island is quarantined by a military organization known only as SYLO, Tucker finds himself involved. With members of the community dying, a mysterious drifter selling a drug called Ruby, and total lack of communication with the mainland, Tucker and his friend Tori begin questioning not only the government, but their own family. D.J. MacHale knows how to entertain boy readers, and this is no exception. Highly recommend this read for anyone who enjoyed the GONE and THE MAZE RUNNER series.
SYLO by D.J. MacHale
Grades 5 and up
RazorBill (Young Penguin Readers Group)