Thursday, March 14, 2013

Another Faust

Another Faust is by Daniel and Dina Nayeri. The first book in the Another series. One night in cities all over Europe five children disappear. They reappear in modern day New York as students in an elite private school. They seem to be orphans adopted by the beautiful, but creepy, Madame Vileroy. They begin to take over the school using their extraordinary gifts: reading minds, stopping time, seductive beauty, stealing power, and the ability to replay the past. The teenagers also begin to suffer the side effects of their appetites and are tempted to make other "deals with the devil" for even more power. But did all of the children really sell their souls for their gifts? What happens when two of the children begin to fight back and want out of the "deal"? A fascinating modern take on Faust, this story makes us think about the consequences of the choices we make. Teen readers will enjoy this series.

Ratings: 9th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence) - AC (some mature thematic content) - MP (mild profanity).

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