Cinder

Title

Cinder

Authors

Marissa Meyer

Publisher

Feiwel and Friends

Publication Year

2012

ISBN

9780312641894

Pages

448 pages

Genre

fantasy

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.

Grade Level

6-8; 9-12

Lexile Measure

790L

Diversity Topics

Family Relationships; Step parent; Family member death; step mother; step sisters; death of a sister

Main Character

female teenager

Race/Ethnicities

Alien (Cyborg; Lunar)

Family Formation

step mother

Awards

Berkshire Book Award, 2013, Longlist, Children's Book
California Young Reader Medal, 2016-2017, Winner, Young Adult
Charlotte Award, 2014, Winner, High School
Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2015, Winner, Speculative Fiction
Golden Duck Award for Excellence in Children's Science Fiction Literature, 2013, Winner, Young Adult
Golden Sower Award, 2015, Honor, Novel
Golden Sower Award, 2014, Honor, Young Adult
Kiddo Award, 2013, Winner, Advanced Reads
Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, 2015, 2nd Place, Division II
Truman Readers Award, 2015, 3rd Place
Amazon Editors' Picks: Best Books of the Year, 2012 Teen
Best Children's Books of the Year, 2013 Fantasy
Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, 2013
Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books, 2012
Publishers Weekly Book Review Stars, 2011
YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2013
YALSA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, 2016 Fairy Tales Retold: Once Upon a Twisted Time
YALSA Readers Choice, 2013 Young Adult Literature
YALSA Teens' Top Ten, 2012
Young Adults' Choices, 2013

Keywords

cyborg; prince; princess; queen; war; peace; disease; devastation; death; antidote

Diversity Impact

direct

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