The Winnowing

The Winnowing

Book - 2017
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"Marivic Stone lives in a small world and that's just fine with her. Home is with her beloved grandfather (Gumps) in Darby, New Mexico, a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind -- though not without significant repurcussions. Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together, through thick and thin, and especially through the uncertain winnowing procedure, a now inevitable -- but dangerous -- part of adolescence. But when news of Saren's death thrusts Marivic into a world of conspiracy, rebellion and revolution, for the first time in her life, Marivic is forced to think and act big. If she is going to avenge Saren and right a decade of wrongs, she will need to trust her own frightening new abilities, even when it means turning her back on everything, and everyone, she's known and loved. A gripping exploration of love and loss, The Winnowing is a page-turning adventure that will have readers rooting for their new hero, Marivic Stone, as they unravel the horror and intrigue of a world at-once familiar but with a chilling strangeness not far beneath the everyday."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Toronto : Scholastic Canada Ltd., 2017.
ISBN: 9781443148863
Branch Call Number: VAN
Characteristics: 308 pages ; 22 cm


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Dystopian novel where the author posits a fertility crisis after the 2nd World War where no one is able to conceive or keep babies alive beyond two years. A drug is found to cure this and in the US women are given the drug when they wish to conceive. In one small town though, kids are automatical... Read More »

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May 12, 2018

The book “The Winnowing” is an exciting sci-fi mystery novel by Vikki Vansickle. It is about two girls out to unravel the mystery about a mysterious process called The Winnowing. A process which every child must go through. The author has put very creative twists throughout the book to engage its audience. I loved reading this book because of its adventurous twists. “The Winnowing” has become one of my favourites. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves to read. This is a very amazing book. However, in a rating out of 5, I would give this book a 4.5 out of 5. This is because I feel I have read some books which are better.
- @Preityreads of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Marivic Stone, a developing protagonist, is thrown into a world of chaos when things start going wrong. Okay, so a procedure is supposed to happen with teenagers due to the chemical pollution in the environment. But what some teens realize is that their symptoms are closer to "abilities." In a gripping novel, readers will be drawn in by the suspense, dystopia, and action of a world, possible in the future. Warning, this idea is a bit repetitive in other books, but this one is an okay one nonetheless.
- @Siri of The Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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