Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Limit

In the few minutes of spare time I can squeeze in, I read young adult books so that I can make recommendations to my middle school students.  I usually enjoy these easy, fun reads.  Occasionally I come across one that I don't get in to, but overall they are pretty good.

This weekend, I read a book that I purchased at the school book fair last week.  The Limit by Kristen Landon is set in a world much like our own.  However, the government has set up debt limits for each family.  If your family goes over their limit, several options exist.  One of these options is that the oldest child is taken to a workhouse where they are educated and work to help repay the debt their parents have created.  This is the option that is chosen for the main character, Matt.

I'm not going to give anything else away.  If you are curious, check the book out.  Overall, I would give the book an A-.  The book kept my interest and I finished it quickly, which is a good thing.  Occasionally I have a book that I nearly have to force myself to pick up.  However, while the book is good, it is not as good as some books that I have read, thus the A- scoring.

Check out the book trailer below:

And, if you want to know what the very best young adult book that I have ever read is, check out this video:

Have a great Tuesday!


  1. Shamless Plug for *Reading Rainbow*, they sound like good books!

  2. Wow! I may have to check these out. I spent 22 years teaching second grade so I am more in tune with the picture book world. I did read a mid-level book this summer - 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas'. Have you read it?

  3. That second one was really wrenching. The first, The Limit, is just intriguing.

    Have you read Rot and Ruin by Jonathan Maberry? It's a great zombie story.


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