Friday, May 16, 2008
More crossover novelists.
We have received our advanced reader copy of Allegra Goodman's latest novel The Other Side of the Island and it looks just fantastic. This is Goodman's first foray into young adult literature, having previously written only for adults. Her novels include Intuition, Paradise Park, Kaaterskill Falls, and The Family Markowitz. Island is the story of a ten-year-old girl named Honor who lives in a population-regulated colony with her deviant parents. When they give birth to an illegal second child they are arrested. Honor, with her friend Helix, must uncover the terrible secret that will save them and learn the truth about the Corporation that controls the colony. It seems perfect for lovers of Lois Lowry's The Giver, Margaret Peterson Haddix's Runing Out of Time sequence, and Jeanne Duprau's City of Ember series.