Firstborn: A Novel - YA Review by Jarod D

Reader: Jarod D.
Age: 15
Title: Firstborn: A Novel
Author: Lorie Ann Grover
Publisher: Blink
Pub Date: 01/28/14
Galley: No
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book highlights racism and prejudices within a society,and how they affect interaction. It showed how conquered civilizations survived. Overall,the book best represented the effects of differing religions within a society. Based off of this, the characters in the story were realistic and believable, but there was very little character development throughout the story.
Memorable or Forgettable:  I found the rejection the main character, Tiadone, received for being different in race,gender,and religion the most memorable part of the book.
Cover: The cover is appealing, and very well matches the content in the book. It successfully reflects the story's tone.
Age Range: 14 through 17
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal

tags:  fantasy / ya lit

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