The Winnowing

  • Title: The Winnowing
  • Author: Vikki VanSickle
  • ISBN: 9781443148863
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Winnowing Marivic Stone lives in a small world and that s fine with her Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind though n
    Marivic Stone lives in a small world, and that s fine with her Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind though not without significant repercussions Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together, through thick and thin, and especially through thMarivic Stone lives in a small world, and that s fine with her Home is with her beloved grandfather in a small town that just happens to be famous for a medical discovery that saved humankind though not without significant repercussions Marivic loves her best friend, Saren, and the two of them promise to stick together, through thick and thin, and especially through the uncertain winnowing procedure, a now inevitable but dangerous part of adolescence.But when tragedy separates the two friends, Marivic is thrust into a world of conspiracy, rebellion and revolution For the first time in her life, Marivic is forced to think and act big If she is going to right a decade of wrongs, she will need to trust her own frightening new abilities, even when it means turning her back on everything, and everyone, she s known and loved A gripping exploration of growing up, love and loss, The Winnowing is a page turning adventure that will have readers rooting for their new hero, Marivic Stone, as they unravel the horror and intrigue of a world at once familiar but with a chilling strangeness lurking beneath the everyday.

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    About Vikki VanSickle


    1. Everything I need to know in life I learned from children s literature Growing up in Woodstock, Ontario I was a big library kid, burning through the spinner racks and entering every writing contest I was eligible for My work ranges from contemporary middle grade fiction to magical, storytime ready picture books I am currently living in Toronto where I work in children s publishing in addition to writing All kids books, all the time


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    1. Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet Vikki Vansickle at the Ontario Library Association (OLA) Super Conference in Toronto. She came to our booth for a book signing and quickly had a long line of fans. Some came for a free signed copy after already reading and enjoying The Winnowing, while others came because they've heard the increasing buzz surrounding this book which has been short-listed for a Forest of Reading Red Maple award.While this book has a strong Sci-Fi vibe, readers (like myself) [...]

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    2. Probably my favourite so far is the Red Maple,nominated books. This is a good dystopian tale for fans of Hunger Games and Divergent but perhaps a little more age appropriate for the younger crowd. It is a bit less sophisticated but still enjoyable for an adult. This will be on my gift list for certain young readers this holiday.

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    3. I received a copy via the publisher in exchange for an honest review I also hosted Vikki VanSickle for her blog tour on my blog hereThe Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle is a Young Adult/Middle Grade novel that features a past where something called "The Winnowing" occurs--which is basically a stripping of night terrors and side-effects that affect a young person once they hit puberty. Though it admittedly took me a while to get into it, I enjoyed VanSickle's writing and loved the adventure aspect of [...]

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    4. Great book for teenagers. Thanks to a friend, I recommended this to my daughter, and then I read it too. Loved it!

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    5. This book had get mystery a creepy vibe and was one of my favorite red maple books so far this year 4.25<5

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    6. The Winnowing follows protagonist Marivic Stone who lives in a small town. There’s an eeriness about the setting reminiscent of Night Vale or Stranger Things, maybe even The Twilight Zone. The general narrative is certainly contemporary and realistic, but there are strange occurrences bordering the supernatural which makes this book hard to classify. VanSickle imagines a past where post-World War II there had been an outbreak of infertility rather than a baby-boom, and in this society the medi [...]

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    7. I'd have given this just above 4 stars if I could!I don’t think I’ll ever not like a book written by Vikki VanSickle, and The Winnowing is no exception. This is her first foray into sci-fi, and it definitely had me wanting more.1. I bought The Winnowing without knowing what the book is about. That’s how much I trust VanSickle in her ability to tell a great story. I’ve read all of her other books, and the one thing that ties them all together is that they are written with so much authenti [...]

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    8. Huge thank you to Canada for this ARC!I want to preface this review by saying a couple of truths: I am a wuss who is easily spooked. I love things that can't entirely be explained. The Winnowing is such a departure from VanSickle's previous, more contemporary novels. This is her foray into science fiction, and her love letter to the strange and whimsy. I will not lie, I was hesitant to read this book even after talking with Vikki at a conference we were both attending. I love her contemporary m [...]

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    9. The Winnowing is a great book, it starts explaining what is going on from the first few pages, which some books fail to do until somewhere in the middle. I find it really helpful that it explains what ACES is and the SuperGen. Or at least what Marivic thinks it is. I really like Marivic's character, she is loyal, and a really good friend. In fact, I think she and Saren got a level 4 ATP because they are really close. She is brave and her loyalty to her friend makes her even braver. The Winnowing [...]

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    10. This book checks a lot of boxes for me, both as a reader and someone who teaches creative writing to kids. The vocabulary is rich and evocative, the plot interesting (and sometimes intense), and it celebrates mystery and teenage life without once devolving into love triangles. Actually, come to think of it, there is no romance in the book—which is a refreshing turn of events in what is the usual tried-and-true trop of a young adult or middle-grade dystopian novel. The main character of Marivic [...]

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    11. The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle is one of the best middle grade novels I have read this year! A departure from her earlier work but I see a huge future in the sci-fi/fantasy realm. I was hooked right in from the beginning! A dash of Divergent, a handful of The X Files, a pinch of history, and a whole cup of friendship, Ms VanSickle has created a recipe for a successful read. I so love how The Winnowing takes us back in time to the 80's (the decade of my childhood) and imagines a world that coul [...]

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    12. I would not have picked up this book had it not been selected as a RedMaple nominee; the title was just too weird and the cover did nothing to entice me to read the book. Once past these obstacles however, I did find myself enjoying the adventure that Marivic carved out for herself. I would have given the book a higher rating if the history of the Kesla invasion hadn’t been set just after WWII. It would have been much more believable if the book was just set in the future instead of the past. [...]

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    13. The Winnowing is a fast paced, gripping read that will have you thinking about the characters long after you've read the book. Set in modern day, the story revolves around the events after WWII when there has been a worldwide outbreak of infertility. Barton Medical Center is at the heart of the novel and it is where discoveries have been made that has reversed the infertility crisis. Thanks to modern medicine, teens now only need to go there to be "winnowed" - a procedure that will cure them of [...]

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    14. I'm the 'teacher expert' for this book for my school's Forest of Reading program. I was interested in reading this Red Maple nominee from the get-go and it didn't disappoint. The story is original and mixes elements of dystopia, science fiction and mystery. My only wish for this book is that there was a little more of a backstory to the events from the end of the Second World War to the book's present (1989). Nevertheless, a good book all around and I look forward to discussing it with Red Maple [...]

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    15. The Winnowing has a lot going for it. It has a great premise, a solid plot, and well-written characters. It has a few interesting and unexpected twists and, unfortunately, a single twist I saw coming from a mile away.While the book has a satisfying ending I feel that the ending was somewhat rushed and anticlimactic - the story is at its peak and then's a little bit disappointing. I can't say it's a bad ending though - it just lacked a little punch.Another solid Red Maple nominee.

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    16. Disappointing, passable, and disturbing best describes "The Winnowing", where adolescent protagonist, Marivic Stone, tries to uncover the mystery behind a procedure teenagers must have at puberty to control their ACES (Adolescent Chromosomniatic Episodes). Although, Marivic's perilous quest is filled with action and suspense, the plot is fragmented and hard to understand. In addition, I believe, some themes are inappropriate for a teen fiction novel. "The Winnowing" is not a highly recommended r [...]

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    17. I really enjoyed it, *4.6! Almost a 5 although I found it a bit slow at times. But I love a good science-fiction and this was just that with bits and pieces coming together to form one big resolution ;) I really loved the characters as well, Marivic I thought was really relatable and I loved going on this journey with her! Another red maple 2018 read and by far one of my favourites! Would recommend!

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    18. It wasn't that great. Nothing was delivered with the right amount of weight, the characters are either undeveloped, or complete stereotypes, and the writing style felt quite amateur. But, I was so absorbed in the story, I just had to keep going, and, man, was that ending was crazy awesome! I'm so conflicted.

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    19. Wonderful concept, and a fast-moving plot filled with twists and turns. I'm a huge sucker for sci-fi mysteries, and this did not disappoint. Rich language, great friendships, a huge serving of paranoia and a whole load of creepy stuff going down. Fans of the X-Files and Stranger Things will adore this.

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    20. Aliens looking for a new home. Hmm. Where have I read that, seen that? I do like how the alien DNA was used to bring about a resurgence of births into a post war earth that is so different from reality. From that idea, the rest of the story flows. Children with powers, expose a government funded secretBelievable? Not really. Fun though.

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    21. I really enjoyed this. There were enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. It would have benefited from maybe 50 to 100 more pages to flesh things out a little more. This is a good book for those young teen readers in your life.

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    22. Of all the possibilities aliens was what I was LEAST expecting. Kinda underwhelming

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    23. I read this book for a 24 hour readathon and loved it. my only complaint is the alien trope

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    24. I think she may have had a pamphlet obsession.The writing was okay as well as the ideas sadly i couldn’t connect with the main character whatsoever.

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    25. I loved it, but about 85% of the way through I kept thinking "this needs a sequel!" There's so much more to the story that could be explored!

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    26. I was a little confused at the beginning, as there is some strange jargon, but once I really got into the book I enjoyed it. It was a little unbelievable at parts but overall a fun read.

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