In mid-July, I reviewed The Other Side of the Island by Allegra Goodman. I said, of this post-apocalyptic young adult fiction title:
This book has it all. Goodman's writing is eloquent. The island setting is fully realized. The social issues are thought-provoking and memorable. The plot is suspenseful, and has surprising twists. The characters are complex and flawed... Even if you aren't normally a fan of such books, I think that The Other Side of the Island is worth a look.
Seriously, this is one of my favorite reads ot the year so far. If you like dystopian fiction, add it to your list now. And even if you don't, give it some serious thought, because this book is amazing. The Other Side of the Island is scheduled for publication today.