Be prepared to Google if your Yiddish is rusty! We had a great time with this, very glad we bought it. I also was tremendously impressed with the customer service from Esther and Michael, who went above and beyond to address a shipping concern. With 5, years of history, we had plenty of material to work with. Your Rabbi, Bubbie and Mother aren't safe in this game. The perfect game for friends and family especially when the boring side comes over. Pull this game out on Friday night and laugh with friends and family. Best played after Zaidy falls asleep on the couch.
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My collaboration with Teach For Malaysia TFM enables me to do just that — empowering deserving children with the opportunities to pursue music. We are grateful for partners like Dennis Lau who share the same dream: To provide opportunities and platforms for students to realise their full potential. Over the last 6 months, Dennis and Fara Dolhadi have mentored 4 students of TFM teachers in vocal training, teaching them what it takes to be a performing artiste.
This life-changing opportunity has stirred up their ambitions and empowered them to pursue music as a future career. A portion of ticket proceeds from the concert will go to Teach For Malaysia to support its mission to end education inequity. Relying on the author is good but only to a point The Chosen while not an expressly Asian story is a great mystery action and adventure with a male POC protagonist that makes it a fun and exciting journey.
Cade uses his whits and his knowledge of history to totally WOW us and bring his little group together as contenders.
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May 07, Beth Mendelsohn rated it it was amazing. All opinions are my own. Having read the Summoner series, I was excited to see that Taran Matharu is working on a new series, Contender. This story is told through the eyes of Cade, a very bright teenage boy who was expelled from his boarding school for a crime he did not commit. He is now serving his sentence in juvenile detention with other teenage boys in for various crimes.
Things change when a group of these boys are supposed to be transported to a new facility upstate but their plane never makes it there. Cade finds himself on a cliff battling a monster. He and the other surviving teens realize they are on an alien world and must prepare to do battle. Time is ticking down for the chosen contenders. Will they survive? This upper middle grade book is a thrill ride from beginning to end! He must convince the others with him that this is a fight they must win and find out who brought them to this planet and why.
Definitely looking forward to the next installment! TheChosen NetGalley May 14, Olivia rated it it was amazing Shelves: netgalley-reviews. Cade was accused of stealing laptops found under his bed at his wealthy private school which he attended on scholarship. He was innocent and his roommate the likely culprit, but his public defender convinced him to take the plea deal.
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Thus, Cade is now in a military reform school, which is maybe a step above juvie, and his life is not easy there. However, one day, he wakes up somewhere different- a world beyond what he could have imagined, with danger around every turn. Why he was brought there and what he must do to get out are anything but clear. As he pieces together the clues and fights to stay alive, the countdown clock adds pressure to the whole situation.
What I loved: The book has a steady pace that allows the reader to absorb all the new information about this world and still feel the suspense. The world-building was really the focus here, and this is incredibly strong in this book- this unique setting really comes to life through the text. Please note that I received an ARC through netgalley. Jun 09, Adah Udechukwu rated it it was amazing. The Chosen was pretty awesome. I am definitely going to read Book 2 when it comes out.
May 22, Dianne rated it really liked it Shelves: 1-in-series , arc-read , ya , read , netgalley , own , sci-fi. Throughout history his people have mysteriously vanished and now Cade and a group of teens are about to discover what happened and why. Fast-paced, scenes that are vivid and teens being teens, even in the face of the unknown. Can they work together long enough to find their way home again? Is their adventure a chance encounter or is it something more?
Apr 05, Kat rated it really liked it Shelves: diverse , good , middle-school , e-arc , tween. The Chosen is the first in a new trilogy by Taran Matharu, if you haven't read this author before then start with his other series first. The Chosen is an action packed ride from beginning to end. I really enjoy the quick and well plotted storylines of Matharu. I was pleasantly surprised by how much this book keeps you engaged and found myself reading it in two day.
Thank you to NetGalley for the E-Arc copy and the publisher for allowing me to read this novel. May 01, Jay Matharu rated it it was amazing. Got To buy this book now. I Finished it In a couple of days. When is the next one out?
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May 09, Surbhi Das rated it liked it Shelves: reads , arcs. The Chosen is such a fun, action-packed and cool book. I mean, common, teenagers being magically transported to a strange land and forced to fight Dinosaurs, what can be cooler than that? The story follows Cade, who at beginning of the book is admitted into a school for troubled youth because he was accused of or rather wrongly accused of theft. Life at this new school is worse than a nightmare for Cade as he is regularly bullied and subjected to harsh punishments. And then one day, The Chosen is such a fun, action-packed and cool book.
And then one day, Cade, finds himself uprooted from his nightmarish school and thrown into a world which is filled with monsters and humans, who have been lost throughout the history. Also, to his surprise, he isn't alone because in this place he finds several of his other classmates including the class bully, Flinch. The strangest part of everything is that these boys are being followed by a high-tech machine called the codex, which is being rather unhelpful and performing a strange count down for a qualifying round.
And that's the biggest question, what are they all qualifying for after all? The story moves from there on and Cade must figure out a way to survive in this bizarre land and try his best to find his way back home.
This is the first book that I have read by Taran Matharu and I really liked the overall concept of the story. However, I think, Taran, did a fantastic job in blending the adventurous nature of the story along with the underlying mystery of what's actually going on, keeping me on my toes throughout the book.
I also really liked Cade's character. He is biracial, same as the Author and therefore, this book is kind of an ownvoices novel as well. At the beginning of the book he is scared, depressed and even angry for everything that went wrong with his life but we really get to see him grow into this guy, who is so brave, resourceful and willing to do whatever it takes to make sure he and his friends survive this absurb game of which, they are an unwilling part.
I also liked the friendship between Cade and Quintus and thought that the deaf representation in this book is really good. Plus, Cade's one on one with the Raptors was very interesting to read. However, I must add here, that even though I enjoyed this book for the major part, I still feel it could have been a better read if a little more time was spent in the development of other characters as well as in the development of the relationship between characters.
Cade is obviously the hero of the story but we didn't really get to know much about the other characters and therefore their fate towards the end of the book, failed to leave a strong impact on me. That said, The Chosen still makes for a good set up for the rest of the series and that cliffhanger at the end totally raised the stakes so much higher.
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I will definitely read the next book to find out the fate of these contenders, I am sure it will be a hell lot of more fun and filled with danger. Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram This review can also be found on my blog! The book was featured on First Lines Friday. It went from me thinking it was a good book to just okay to actively disliking it.
It was pointless, really, because all of them felt the same. There was diversity mixed in with the characters that I got exc This review can also be found on my blog! There was diversity mixed in with the characters that I got excited about — Japanese, deaf, and Latinx experiences — but nothing came from them.
Even worse, the plot is indicative to nothing happening. The whole book is them running around while the time counts down. After nothing happens. I loved the cover because I thought it would be some kind of epic. But, it was almost like a Hunger Games knock-off with a competition that has kids running around and some mysterious person pulling the strings.
And, let me tell you, when that person arrived it was a major let-down. I was rolling my eyes. As of right now, the Goodreads average is 4. And, no joke, just after I finished reading it this morning and wrote this quick review up, I got an email asking for us to read a new copy because there were changes to the plot.