Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pale

Thank you for stopping by The Book Snoop. This isn't a book review site. It is a site that lists the content of teen and young adult titles.

Look around. I hope you find it helpful.

~ Jenna


Pale

 
 

Author – Chris Wooding

 

Genre – Action, Dystopian,

 

Number of pages – 67

 

Is this book part of a series? – No

 

Publication date – September 2012

 

Publisher - Stoke Books

 

Links to Amazon US



 

Formats available – ebook, paperback, library binding

 

Target age of reader - 13 or 14 and up

 

Reading level -  not available at this time. If I had to guess I'd say it has a Lexile measurement in the 4 or 500s.

 

Description - The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead - but when you come back you've changed - you're a Pale, an outcast. It's the last thing Jed wants, but an accident changes everything and Jed's forced to discover the true cost of living forever.

 

Themes of the book – choices, families, life and death, cheating death, cultures, what makes us different, racism, illness

 

Main Character is – Jed, a boy in high school.


 

Overall rating of this book  –  PG

 

** Spoiler Alert **

 

~ Content ~

 

Language, profanity – 'God' but nothing else

 

Sexual references or actions – None

 

Violence – Two fight scenes that are somewhat detailed.

 

Drugs, alcohol, etc – None

 

Religious themes - None, but a reader could discuss the concept of man acting as God.

 

Character types - All human.... zombies? You'll have to decide for yourself.

 

Heads up for sensitive readers:

There is a fair amount of negativity in this story
People hating other 'races'
 

Is this a good title for book reports?

    Absolutely. If you have a reluctant reader who needs a quick book for a book report, then this is it. There will be many questions raised and topics to talk about.
 

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You can read customer reviews of this story by clicking here – Pale.  
 
If you need other high low books for high school aged readers I suggest the following titles: (these links will bring you to Amazon US.)
 
Burger Wuss - Lexile = 420L
Break - HL470L
Annexed - HL470L

I feel boys may particularly like those titles.
 
Thanks for stopping everyone!
 
Happy reading!
 
~ Jenna

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