Harold B. Lee Library

Book of the Week: The Unidentified

December 10, 2010 in Book of the Week, Fiction, Teen 13+


The Unidentified by Rae Mariz, Balzer and Bray, 2010, 13+

In the not-too-distant future, Katey is playing the Game. Corporate sponsors have taken over education and established a new kind of school, one where trending, popularity, and style aren’t just part of the social sphere–they’re everything. When she witnesses an act of rebellion against the system, Katey gets dragged not only into a conspiracy, but also under the watchful eye of the sponsors as she tries to uncover the truth about “The Unidentified.”

Rae Mariz has written a surprising debut, perfect for the new generation of always-connected teens. Conversations between characters take place not only in real life, but on the “network” and through texting. With fresh dialogue and a fascinating view of the future, The Unidentified is a great new addition to the dystopian genre.

The Book of the Week comes from the Children’s Book and Play Review. This week’s review was written by Debbie Barr, a BYU Student in the Department of English. A more in-depth review can be found here.

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