Mini’s Book Review Room is written by Minh, a grade 10 student at Kwantlen Park. Minh is a voracious reader who can recommend a good book to anyone, any time, anywhere!
Wither by Lauren de Stefano
At the age of 16, Rhine Ellery has four more years left to live, thanks to a modern science genetic
time bomb. This means that males live up to the age of 25 while females up to 20. Rhine is kidnapped
and sold as a bride. With only four more years to live Rhine tries desperately to escape and to find her
twin brother Rowan. However her husband Linden is hopelessly in love with her, she vows to do all
she can to escape. With the help of Gabriel she sets off to find her brother. This book is mixed with
love, betrayal, and even modern science. Along the way Rhine finds out that what she thought was the
truth was all a lie. This book really got me hooked, the reason was because it talked about science but
it didn’t go too deep, however there was more love and betrayal. All of it was just mixed up together
but in the end it all fitted together smoothly.