Reader: Sydney T
Age: 15
Title: Wither
Author: Lauren DeStefano
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 03/22/11
Galley: Yes
Nominate for Teens’ Top 10: Yes
Recommend: Yes
Convince us to read the book: This is a really cool book about things in the future, and most of them are not pleasant. People only live to a certain age, then die. Rich guys buy wives so they can reproduce. Pretty creepy, but totally awesome.
Compelling Aspect of the Book: I like the totally depressing future the author created, and the things that people did to retain their family lines, and one girl's struggles to avoid helping.
Comments: One thing I really liked about this book is that even though it’s the first in a series, the author still finished the story line. Most authors cut off in the middle of the story, to continue, but this book has a really nice breaking point.
Were you disappointed with the book at all: I wasn't disappointed in this book.
Cover: The cover is pretty cool, plus the title is really intriguing. Those two things are what made me pick up the book.
Did you finish: Yes
Age Range: 14-17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

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