Talk to Me #2
Resentful that he is being limited, Odin begins to rebel against the authorities in his life. At school, he acts up in class, refuses to do homework, and predicts answers before hearing the question. At home, Odin becomes suspicious that his parents aren't the loving caregivers they claim to be, but instead manipulative captors programming his every action and thought. With Wendell still whispering his head, Odin becomes more powerful and less trusting until finally learning a stark truth: everything he knows is a lie.
The One is a six book series from EPIC Press.
Some titles may contain explicit content and/or language.
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 9|
|BISACS||YAF045000, YAF003000, YAF011000|
|Genre||Hi-Lo, Young Adult|
|Number of Pages||200|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||5.75 x 8.5|
The One - Pop Mythology
. . .highly recommended reading for adult and young adult readers alike.
. . .a wonderfully imagined tale that is every bit as engrossing as The Hunger Games or Divergent series. But The One has a thematic edge of sophistication – both in the science fictional conception and in the elements of conflict. The incorporation and fictional extensions of current theoretical physics related to quantum multiverses serves to both engage the adult reader and spark the curiosity of a younger one. At the core of the story are moral dilemmas and questions typical of the dystopian genre. But while some of the other popular series are mostly related to the fairly common teen themes of social stratification and exclusion, The One takes on the much more complex morality of power. In short, there is much the series has to recommend to a diverse audience across the age spectrum.
Finally, I would also like to make a slightly unusual suggestion for this series: it can and should be used as a late-middle school/early high school teaching tool. The books are well-formed and make for interesting discussions of plot planning and development, story endings and continuation from book to book, crisp sentence structure, etc. Overlaid with a discussion of the moral themes, The One series could make for a very interesting unit of an English class for an age group that is often very difficult to engage.