2014 young adult science fiction, third in the Earth Girl trilogy.
Jarra is Handicapped, unable to leave Earth for any of the colony
worlds where most of society now happens, but she's also a famous
hero. Which means she's now become a symbol, both for those who want
to bring the Handicapped more into society and for those who resist
2008 fantasy. The isolated towns and villages of the volcanic
Gullstruck Island rely on the Lost, who can project their senses at a
distance, to keep them in contact with each other. Arilou is one such
Lost, and Hathin is her helper. But it's all going to get vastly more
complicated. US vt The Lost Conspiracy.
2007 young adult fantasy. Ryan, Chelle and Josh fish some coins out of
the old well, to pay for a bus home. Then things get far too
complicated, far too fast. US vt Well Witched.
2013 young adult science fiction, sequel to Earth Girl. Jarra is
Handicapped, unable to leave Earth for any of the colony worlds where
most of society now happens, but after a daring rescue she's a hero.
Now her archaeological and historical skills will be tested in an
entirely new field.
2012 young adult science fiction. Jarra is Handicapped; something in
her immune system revolts at alien worlds, so she's limited to living
on Earth with the other people who can't go to the stars and be part
of proper civilisation. What's worse, all the offworlders look down on
"apes". But that's not going to stop her doing her best to have a good
2013, dir. Francis Lawrence, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson:
After winning the Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a post-traumatic
wreck. The perfect time to send her on a publicity tour! Spoilers for
book and film will follow.
Young adult novel, read because a film based on it is coming out soon
and I want to be able to complain about the film-making separately
from the writing. (And because last time I did this I read The Hunger
Games, which I quite enjoyed.) Here be spoilers.
Ready Player One is a young adult SF novel, the first by this
author. Set in the future, it deals with its protagonist's efforts in
a pervasive virtual world to win a contest based in the videogaming
and related culture of the 1980s.