Book Review: Control by Lydia Kang (reviewed by Erinn Batykefer)
Control is set in a dystopian future in which America has divided into mega-states with harsh dress codes, moral standards, and laws against extreme genetic mutations. Any child born with such a mutation is “dealt with,” but some underground groups abduct such kids before the government can intervene and use their mutations to develop commercial products at high profits.
Erinn Batykeferearned her Master of Fine Arts in Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2007 and her Master of Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012. She works at Madison Public Library, and is currently writing three different books…oh wait, four. Seriously. When she’s not in a writing workshop, running the LAIP, or designing programs at the library, she makes quilts, watches Sherlock, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen (which is often delicious and only sometimes disastrous).
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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