Read about the children's and young adult books that I read.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
BZRK by Michael Grant
This book at times blew my mind and went right over my head. It's about two rival factions of futuristic scientists who have developed nanobots that can be controlled by human brains and sent into other people's bodies, usually for evil purposes. Smart young kids are the best at controlling these nanobots but they frequently go insane after a few years of piloting the bugs through human flesh. (Lots of gross descriptions of this here, by the way.) A war is on and this book is all action and intrigue as they battle for world domination. I totally see the appeal to teens but honestly, it was a little hard for me to follow this crazy story. Recommended for grades 9-up.