The Resource Feeder, Patrick Weekes

Feeder, Patrick Weekes

Label
Feeder
Title
Feeder
Statement of responsibility
Patrick Weekes
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lori Fisher hunts monsters, aided by an interdimensional creature called Handler, but when she stumbles across the Nix, a kidnapped group of mutant teens, she becomes the hunted
Pace
Tone
Character
Review
  • Grades 6-10 Within one short week, five diverse teens with supernatural abilities, from superstrength to elasticity, bond as a team and defeat an ancient deity who is bent on destroying the human race in order to be released from a millennia-long curse. Chapters are divided into the days of this extraordinary week, wherein this newly formed set of superheroes—hailing from different cultures, parts of the world, and socio-economic groups, as well as having different physical abilities—have one another’s backs when it matters. There are subplots about losing parents and dealing with grief (or not), being different from one’s teen peers, and being LGBTQ; but the sometimes-slimy action only slows and never stops to spend much time developing them. Also, the “villain” is caught in a situation that, once understood, makes it a little difficult for readers not to empathize, and challenges middle-school students to explore gray areas of right and wrong. Readers will enjoy the mix of text messages into the prose, and those who like mythology incorporated into fantasy plots can encounter Babylonian deities here. -- Welch, Cindy (Reviewed 12/15/2017) (Booklist, vol 114, number 8, p96)
  • In the canal city of Santa Dymphna in the Pacific Northwest, 16-year-old Lori Fisher supports herself and her younger brother by hunting down alien beings called feeders with her interdimensional partner, Handler, who communicates with her via text message. While hunting feeders, which take over human bodies to gruesome effect, Lori frees a group of superpowered teenagers called the Nix; they team up to stop their captor, who has nefarious plans for them. Set in a world altered by rising sea levels, this first YA novel from Weekes (the Rogues of the Republic trilogy) is chock-full of pop culture references (one of the Nix “might have wished for Captain Marvel, but she got Professor X”) and diverse characters. Brazilian Iara uses a wheelchair, Filipino Hawk is bulletproof, and sparks fly between sharp-tongued shape-shifter Maya and ultracompetent Lori. The worldbuilding is thin, but the video-game-quick action scenes crackle with energy, and the banter among the heroes is rapid-fire as Weekes uses the action-adventure setup to explore self-acceptance, friendship, and what it means to be human. Ages 14–up. Agent: David Hale Smith, Inkwell Management. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed 01/01/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 01, p)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10624176
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weekes, Patrick
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 10
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monsters
  • Ability
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphans
  • Monsters
  • Ability
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Orphans
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Feeder, Patrick Weekes
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1913576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781534400160
Lccn
2017017802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781534400160
  • (OCoLC)989964468
Label
Feeder, Patrick Weekes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1913576
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781534400160
Lccn
2017017802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781534400160
  • (OCoLC)989964468

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