With The Hunger Games movie coming out in six weeks, Young Adult fiction has been on my mind. I was melancholy a couple weeks ago….knowing that my love affair with that trilogy is over (I’m not a re-reader, like my little sister), and I know that while the movie(s) will be good, they’ll merit the standard “But the book was better!” comment.
I knew it was time to move on. I knew I had to get my fix. So, I thought like a pre-teen and went straight to the librarian at the public school I work at, and asked what all the cool kids are checking out these days.
Her answer was “The Maze Runner” trilogy, by James Dashner:
I’m about half way through the first book, after spending a couple weeks on the library wait-list with the rest of the financially-challenged literary trend-setters (read: pre-teens).
So far, it’s fun! While it’s no Hunger Games, The Maze Runner is entertaining enough to have me wondering why I’ve overlooked sci-fi for all these years. I can’t really believe I’m writing this, but after devouring two post-apocalyptic suspense trilogies, am I considered a science fiction fan? Should I be looking into going to conventions and dressing up in costumes?
One thing is for sure, I’m not going to twiddle my thumbs on a library waiting list for the rest of the books. I pooled my Scholastic bonus coupons (I get them when I order books for my class), and ordered the books online.
Woo! slash Embarrassing!
Can somebody please recommend some sci-fi literature that’s not aimed at 14-year-olds? I’m starting to feel bad about stealing these library books from kids. I know Dad always talks about Dune…