The Atlantic's book club, 1book140, is asking for votes on its book for February. I'm surprised and delighted to see my novel Little Brother on that list, and the timing couldn't be better, what with the sequel, Homeland, coming out on Feb 5.
It's also in great company: "Wonderstruck" by Brian Selznick; "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret" and "Just As Long as We're Together" by Judy Blume; "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier; and "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green.
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“I can talk about Little Brother in terms of its bravura political speculation or its brilliant uses of technology — each of which make this book a must-read — but, at the end of it all, I’m haunted by the universality of Marcus’s rite-of-passage and struggle, an experience any teen today is going to grasp: the moment when you choose what your life will mean and how to achieve it.
Steven C. Gould, author of Jumper