Monday, July 21, 2008

The Host

The Host I can’t remember another time when I finished a book and immediately opened it back up to page one to read again. The Host by Stephenie Meyer made me do just that. This book offers the whole package: Sci Fi themes, compelling characters, action, and a little light romance mixed in!

Meyer is well known for her bestselling Twilight Series written for Young Adults. Now she has ventured into the realm of adult Science Fiction. Parasitic aliens have taken over human civilization and the struggle is on to capture the last few human hold-outs. The irony is that these aliens seem in many ways to have made the world a better place than when we humans were in control. They are peaceful and everyone does their share of the work. Greed is non-existent. Medical care has been perfected so that no one need suffer.

The book has been selected for discussion by the Teen Book Club at the Southside Library, 6599 Jaguar Drive, on Thursday, August 7. If you are between the ages of 13 and 18 and would like to read and discuss this book with us, see Lydia or Leslie in the Children’s Department at Southside and we’ll get you a copy. The Teen Book Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 4-5:30 PM. All teens are welcome!

By LW @ SS

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