Sunday, April 11, 2010

Edifying Meets Edgy Halfway - PRISM by Faye and Aliza Kellerman

Prism takes us to a slightly alternate universe in which medicine and health care do not exist, and in which sick people are allowed to die without any care. Set in New Mexico and California, the novel features three teens who fall through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a field trip. They are plunged into a frightening parallel universe—seven weeks in the past, in which their "normal" worlds of family and high school remain the same…except for the fact that no medicine exists and when people die in the street they are picked up and disposed of. 
I really enjoyed reading Prism. I am usually not a fan of time travel/alternate world type books but this one exceeded my expectations. Faye Kellerman is one of my favorite authors so I was curious to see what type of book her and her daughter would write together. Edifying meets Edgy is the perfect place for this book in that there are some swear words in the story and some perilous situations along with some drug usage that could be considered for a more mature audience. I still would recommend this to most of our middle school students.

Unlike Julie, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this type of book. I couldn't wait to get in the car and drive since I was listening to it on audio.  This dystopian novel is perfect for those not usually a fan of this genre because of the closeness to our own world.  It is a quick read that packs a lot of punch.  PRISM contains excitement and a tinge of romance.  Once you start, you won't want to put it down.  Faye and Aliza Kellerman leave the ending open for a sequel and I, for one, can't wait.

Julie's REVIEW

Karin's REVIEW

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