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Monster
Contributor(s): Grant, Michael
ISBN: 0062467840     ISBN-13: 9780062467843
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
    OUR PRICE: $17.09  
Product Type: Hardcover
Published: October 2017
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Annotation: When new meteorite strikes introduce an alien virus, humans develop unique superpowers that trigger a battle between teen hero defenders and supermonsters.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Extraterrestrial beings; Fiction.
Virus diseases; Fiction.
Survival; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2017042078
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Monster
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 6.00" W x 1.25" (1.10 lbs) 420 pages
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 August)

Gr 9 Up—The next entry of the popular science fiction/fantasy series focuses on Shade Darby, the daughter of scientists. She lost her mother and appears disconnected from her father. Acting with friends, she intends to alter the course of events beginning with intercepting an alien rock. Other characters from the previous books, including Dekka, are also present. Readers are left with little to decipher regarding character development. Grant plainly describes a character's thoughts and personality; much is said before it is shown. While attempts are made to portray diversity in terms of race and sexual orientation, the characters remain flat. Violence is followed by more violence without the benefit of it being artfully described. Fans of this very popular series will no doubt clamor for this most recent addition, and libraries will want to satisfy their desire to see the series' continuation. VERDICT Purchase where the series is popular.—Maureen Sullivan, Calumet City Public Library, IL

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