Recensie: What if it’s us

36341204Auteurs: Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera
Titel: What if it’s us
Genre: Contemporary, romance, YA
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2018
ISBN: 9780062795250
Aantal pagina’s: 437
Gelezen: November 2018

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
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Recensie: The Arrival

920607Auteur: Shaun Tan
Titel: The arrival
Genre: Graphic novel
Taal: (boek heeft geen tekst)
Jaar: 2006
: 9780734406941
Aantal pagina’s: 132
Gelezen: Maart 2018

In a heartbreaking parting, a man gives his wife and daughter a last kiss and boards a steamship to cross the ocean. He’s embarking on the most painful yet important journey of his life- he’s leaving home to build a better future for his family.

Shaun Tan evokes universal aspects of an immigrant’s experience through a singular work of the imagination. He does so using brilliantly clear and mesmerizing images. Because the main character can’t communicate in words, the book forgoes them too. But while the reader experiences the main character’s isolation, he also shares his ultimate joy.
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Review: The knife of never letting go

Auteu20758104r: Patrick Ness
Titel: The knife of never letting go (#1)
Genre: YA, dystopie, Sci-fi
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2008
ISBN: 9780763676186
Aantal bladzijden: 479
Gelezen: november 2016

Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in an overwhelming, never-ending stream of Noise. Just a month away from the birthday that will make him a man, Todd and his dog, Manchee — whose thoughts Todd can hear too, whether he wants to or not — stumble upon an area of complete silence. They find that in a town where privacy is impossible, something terrible has been hidden — a secret so awful that Todd and Manchee must run for their lives.

But how do you escape when your pursuers can hear your every thought?

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Review: Bête

AuteuIMG_5683r: Adam Roberts
Titel: Bête
Genre: Literatuur, dystopie, lichte science fiction
Taal: Engels
Jaar: 2015
ISBN: 9780575127685
Aantal bladzijden: 311
Gelezen: 15 – 16 mei

It began when Animal Rights activists inserted AI chips in the brains of animals. The plan was to give animals speech. After all if an animals can talk we are bound to treat them more like us.

A creature that can argue the case for its own intelligence, its own rights is a much harder creature to use, to kill. Surely?

But where does artificial intelligence end and the animal begin. And with speech and self-awareness did the animals also gain a soul? And would we choose to believe them if they told us they had?
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