Title: The Future We Left Behind
Author: Mike A. Lancaster
Pub Date: 09/13/12
Top 25: Yes
Convince us to read the book: I liked the voice of this book. It was written in first person from a cyborg's point of view. That gave the book a cool distanced feel. It made the book sound unique. The story was grabbing. It sucked you into a mystery that kept you reading all the way through. It was about a kid living in his father's shadow who discovers a possible history for everyone's cyborg traits. Over all, a very notable book.
Memorable or Forgettable: The huge buildup really caught me. Any book that makes the climax feel earthshaking must have had a great buildup. Also, the author did a good job of tying in all the little, seemingly pointless details.
Cover: I thought the cover of the book was well done. The robot was what grabbed my attention. Well played, robot bee.
Age Range: 12 through 15
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: cyborg / mystery / ya lit