BZRK

From the Series BZRK

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

Love The Hunger Games? Action-adventure thrillers with a dystopian twist? BZRK (Berserk) by Michael Grant, New York Times best-selling author of the GONE series, ramps up the action and suspense to a whole new level of excitement.

Charles and Benjamin Armstrong, conjoined twins and owners of the Armstrong Fancy Gifts Corporation, have a goal: to turn the world into their vision of utopia. No wars, no conflict, no hunger. And no free will. Opposing them is a guerrilla group of teens, code name BZRK, who are fighting to protect the right to be messed up, to be human. This is no ordinary war, though. Weapons are deployed on the nano-level. The battleground is the human brain. And there are no stalemates here: It’s victory . . . or madness.

BZRK unfolds with hurricane force around core themes of conspiracy and mystery, insanity and changing realities, engagement and empowerment, and the larger impact of personal choice. Which side would you choose? How far would you go to win?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-60684-312-3
$17.99 $13.49
978-1-60684-418-2
$9.99 $9.99
978-1-5124-0116-5
$28.49 $21.99
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Copyright 2012
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Carolrhoda Lab ®
Language English
Number of Pages 400
Publication Date 2012-02-28
Reading Counts! Level 4.5
Reading Counts! Points 19.0
BISACS YAF055000, YAF015000, YAF056000
Dewey [Fic]
Dimensions 5.5 x 8.25
Lexile 740
ATOS Reading Level 5.1
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 150373
Accelerated Reader® Points 13.0
Features Reviewed and Starred Reviews

Awards

  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, Winner, 2015
  • Indiana Library Federation Read Alouds Too-Good-To-Miss List, Winner, 2012
  • Wyoming Soaring Eagle Book Award Nominee, Nominated, 2012

Reviews

School Library Journal

“Grant cleverly blends the science of Michael Crichton with the international espionage of Anthony Horowitz’s ‘Alex Rider’ series (Philomel) in a sci-fi thriller that will hook teens.” —School Library Journal

Publishers Weekly

“An entertaining, smart thriller with a conclusion that points to the next installment.” —Publishers Weekly

Booklist

“With simmering pots of sexual tension, near-nonstop action, and the threat of howling madness or brain-melting doom around every corpuscular corner, Grant’s new series is off to a breathless, bombastic start.” —starred, Booklist

Author: Michael Grant

Michael Grant has spent much of his life on the move. Raised in a military family in the USA, he attended ten schools in five states, as well as three schools in France. Even as an adult he kept moving, and in fact he became a writer in part because it was one of the few jobs that wouldn't tie him down. His dream is to spend a whole year circumnavigating the globe and visiting every continent. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife, Katherine Applegate, their two children, and far too many pets. You can visit him online at www.themichaelgrant.com.