Mary Ann’s January Recommendation

The Never Weres by Fiona Smith

never weres“I made a deal with my grand-niece: I’d read this if she read The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.  It was my first graphic novel.  I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It’s set in the future.  No babies have been born for fifteen years.  Three smart, unique teenagers (two are girls) work on solving a mystery that involves each of their talents in different ways.  It’s suspenseful, with plot twists that create a sophisticated story.  A plot thread involving the elderly is touching but not sappy.  I learned to attend to the graphic details that add to the richness of the narrative, and especially enjoyed those that refer to real books.  I loved that despite their futuristic inventions (our technology is considered antique) the kids go to a library to get information.

Read about this book or request it from the library catalog!

3 Similar Reads (Fiction)

The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Stickman Odyssey: An Epic Doodle by Christopher Ford

The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger Born by Peter David


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