The Future We Left Behind - YA Review by Sam D-G

Reader: Sam D-G
Age: 12
Title: The Future We Left Behind
Author: Mike A. Lancaster
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub Date: 09/13/12
Galley: No
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

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