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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (214 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ruth White Narrator: Jesse Bernstein, Becca Battoe Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9780307915979
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While Meggie and David Blue are from another planet, they're a lot like Earth kids, with similar hopes and dreams, and can't wait to grow up. BUT they also have GROSSLY UNIQUE qualities, such as blue streaks in their hair that pop up randomly and language skills that sound like nothing on this planet. The story takes these alien kids, along with their mother and grandfather, by accident, to a far planet in which the society is not only oppressive but hostile to individual freedom. People are kept submissive through drugs and brainwashing. The Blues, who have spent time in free societies recognize the upside-down-ness of this world. They're almost helpless to do anything, but do what they can, plan their escape, and vow to help others.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/29/2014

    " I have read all of Ruth White's previous children's and young adult titles and this one is certainly a change for her. Don't open it expecting historical fiction! Ruth White has written a very interesting dystopian novel for the middle school student complete with aliens, parallel universes, etc. It has the potential for a sequel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/22/2014

    " I read this book in one day, but mostly because it was easy, not because it was a page-turner. (I'm in need of a good page-turner...anybody?) This was an alternate world dystopian book about a city that appears perfect until you take a closer look at it. A fairly exciting (though overdone) premise that feels rather empty here. The characters were uninteresting, which was my major problem. I found it hard to find pieces of real people in any of them (with the exception of David's inclination to use old-fashioned words and phrases, which was the most interesting thing about any of the characters). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerith | 1/4/2014

    " Fun and thought-provoking, with shades of Orwell & Huxley in a Hunger Game-ish styled Camazotz - phew, did I catch it all? Oh, I forgot the aliens! The Blue family adds a new flavor to what is becoming a very recognizable dystopian style, but written in a more easily swallowed story for younger readers, I feel. Fashion City is a scary place, complete with Big Brother on the TV, depressants to make you deal with it all better, and a message of conformity gone completely haywire. Meggie Blue and her family are set down here (literally, in an otherworldly flying machine), out of context, and so are able to observe what is going on with new eyes (along with our own). Not a risky read, but a good doorway to the masters of dystopia if you'd like to go there. Read it with your middle-grade reader and there will be much to talk about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/4/2014

    " Soren almost gave up on this one after the first hour. He said it was one of those books that start out without a lot of info, and with lots of questions about what's going on. He doesn't like that. I know that it's supposed to grab your attention and make you want to find out what's going on, but he would rather start out knowing what's going on. Hummm, we must be related. He did keep going and ended up really enjoying it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geebowie | 12/14/2013

    " even seen the Hunger Games, i have been a bit obsessed with distopian fiction. This book is for a slightly younger crowd that HG. However it was really great. It tells the story of a family called the Blues who are Aliens hiding on earth. The are found out by the people who live in there town and they have to escape they escape to a town on an alternate Earth Called Fashion City. Fashion City is a supposed to be a Utopia but it is anything but. Then citizens are forced to wear drab boring clothes and Uniqueness is greatly discourageed and you can be punished for it. This book had a lot of elements for other Distopioan books , Pills that Control you emotions and the kill of the elderly and disabled.however White really spins a good story that made me want to keep reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/12/2013

    " Very different from White's other books. Would make a great book discussion title for grades 5-7. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 10/8/2013

    " Not at all what I was expecting from the synopsis. Very enjoyable, though. The message may have been a bit heavy-handed, and some things wrapped up a bit too easily, but I didn't mind. It is still a good dystopian story for the younger teen & tween crowd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 9/20/2013

    " A good sci-if read. A bit predictable. Kids will like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elaine | 12/8/2012

    " Oppressive future government, "The Giver"-like consequences for over-65 people, and fun, progressive aliens! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 May | 7/18/2012

    " this was an awesome book! i really liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Son | 3/5/2012

    " This book shows children how the world could soon be if we turn into mindless drones and let the rich and powerful take over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shirleymullin | 1/11/2011

    " As a major Ruth White fan, I wasn't disappointed. This is totally different than her previous books and a totally different take on aliens. I'm looking everywhere for them now! "

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About the Author

Ruth White is the author of Sweet Creek Holler, an ALA Notable Book; Weeping Willow, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and Belle Prater’s Boy, a Newbery Honor Book.

About the Narrators

Jesse Bernstein is an audiobook narrator and winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. His many works include The Battle of the Labyrinth, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Girls, Chasing Windmills, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series.

Becca Battoe is a film and television actor, as well as an audiobook narrator. Her film roles include appearances on television shows such as Scrubs and Invasion. Other roles include Equity stage performances in Cats, Ug the Caveman Musical, and Shadow Hour. An AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, she is best known for her narration of the bestselling Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James. She currently lives in Los Angeles.