Thunder, by Bonnie Calhoun, is a sci-fi book that is set in post-apocalyptic America. With all of the dystopian young adults books that are so popular right now, I wasn’t sure how this book would compare to some of the others. I really enjoy books like The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Giver, etc., so I was really excited to read this book. Selah is the main character, and she is just about to reach her 18th birth remembrance. She tries to show her brothers that she has value by capturing a Lander. Her brothers decide to sell the Lander, despite the fact that she is the person who captured him. When she finds herself also being marked, she makes the discovery that she is part Lander. With Bodhi, the Lander she previously captured, she begins to search for her real father.
I enjoyed this book, and that could be because I really like dystopian books. I think that most teens would enjoy reading this book because it has just the right amount of suspense and action. I’m looking forward to reading more of Selah’s story in future books in this serious.
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