Tag Archives: Dystopia

FDBC looks within “Uglies”

“Don’t judge a book by it’s cover,” applies very literally to Scott Westerfield’s futuristic novel, “Uglies”. It has surprising depth, which led to a pretty interesting book club conversation about beauty, friendship, and even Darwinism.


Up next: “The Girl from Everywhere” by Heidi Heilig

FDBC takes on “The Young Elites”

We apologize for the delay between episodes, but we’re back with Marie Lu’s “The Young Elites”. This was a difficult read for us but Lu’s antihero epic is still one worth exploring. We delve into themes such as betrayal, mistrust, and acceptance, and how a person’s environment can impact their reaction to those themes.


Up next: “The Lions of Little Rock” by Kristin Levine