Young Will Parker and his companions make a perilous journey toward an outpost of freedom where they hope to escape from the ruling Tripods, who capture mature human beings and make them docile, obedient servants.
KingRat: The White Mountains contains issues similar to those of Uglies: secret control of a society, "mind control", induction into that society, and rebellion against it while pretending to be a member. There are obvious major differences too. Still, enough similarities in style and substance that I suspect people who enjoy one will enjoy the other.… (more)
This book is purely science fiction and is a great read for middle schoolers. The book is about a trio of boys who escape their communities to avoid capping. Capping is when they are made to be docile and obedient to Masters, an unknown controller. This is a perfect book to get kids, especially boys since all three main characters are boys, into science fiction. This is a great book to teach in English classes as the story and structure is strong enough to do analytical reading. Here is the link to his obituary , who died earlier this year, for kids to read: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/...