Jill over at Breaking the Spine started this and I believe that it's awesome" This blog post is to alert those that visit about "the" book that we cannot wait to get our hands on.
SCORED by Laura King Walker is my selection for my WOW this week. With Dystopian novels continuously on the rise in YA literature I am always on the prowl for something unique and this novel seems to intrigue me. Too bad that I have to wait until October to read it, but I can be patient. LOL!
So, now that you know what my WOW is, what is yours? My curious mind always wants to know.
by Laura King Walker
Random House Books for Young Readers
Set in the future when teenagers are monitored via camera and their recorded actions and confessions plugged into a computer program that determines their ability to succeed. All kids given a "score" that determines their future potential. This score has the ability to get kids into colleges, grant scholarships, or destroy all hope for the above. Scored's reluctant heroine is Imani, a girl whose high score is brought down when her best friend's score plummets. Where do you draw the line between doing what feels morally right and what can mean your future? Friendship, romance, loyalty, family, human connection and human value: all are questioned in this fresh and compelling dystopian novel set in the scarily forseable future.