Teen Book Club

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Meridian by Amber Kizer

Reader: Andrea F.
Age: 16
Library: Bistro Book Club
Title: Meridian
Author: Amber Kizer
Publisher: Random House
Pub. Date 2009
Galley? Yes
Would you like to nominate this book for Teens’ Top Ten? Yes
If yes, what makes this book special enough to be nominated for Teens’ Top Ten? The premise was very original, and the writing was decent. Both are hard things to come by in fiction.
What did you like or not like about the cover? Did the cover reflect the contents? I really liked the cover, but I thought it expressed a much darker book than Meridian actually is.
Describe the most compelling aspect of the book. Mostly the build up to the sequel. I like the idea of her hitting the road, looking for more Fenestra.
Were you disappointed with the book for any reason? If so, what was disappointing? I was disappointed with how everything was easy for Meridian in the end. It should've been more of a struggle to find shelter, to defeat the villain.
Did you finish the book Yes
How would you rate this book? 4 Better than most
Please write a short annotation for this book if you think it should be on the Teens Top Ten List. Ask Di or Mrs. Castro if you need assistance.
Additional Comments (Please type or paste your review here) All of Meridian's life, things have died around her. The morning after she was brought home from the hospital her parents cleaned the bassinet of dead ants. As she got older, hamsters, cats, all died in her hands. She feels constantly ill, with headaches and pain throughout her body. But on her 16 birthday her parents hurry her out of the house to see her 106 year old aunt and learn about the secret of her birth. Meridian is a Fenestra, a descendant of angels who helps people pass to the afterlife. But of course where there is light there is darkness. Meridian must battle against Aternocti, dark forces who have an entire town under their thumb and will have more if Meridian doesn't stop them. I would give this book a 4 and a half out of 5. The writing was very good, the plot was engaging and the characters were relatable. A nice mixture of cliches and originality.
Reader: torri, 17, 10/6/2009
kizer, amber
Nominate? Yes
I would like to just say that it has a lot of death and love
5 Hard to imagine a better book good book

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