One of Boskone’s annually featured panels is the Boskone Book Club. This year, we will be gathering on Sunday, February 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m.
Join us for a lively conversation that brings con-goers together to discuss the YA science fiction novel Want by Cindy Pon (our Young Adult Fiction Guest).
Boskone’s own Bob Kuhn will lead the discussion; Cindy Pon will join the group halfway through for a Q&A session.
To participate, please read the book and come ready with your thoughts and questions. We look forward to seeing you there!
Want by Cindy Pon
From critically acclaimed author Cindy Pon comes an edge-of-your-seat sci-fi thriller, set in a near-future Taipei plagued by pollution, about a group of teens who risk everything to save their city.
Jason Zhou survives in a divided society where the elite use their wealth to buy longer lives. The rich wear special suits, protecting them from the pollution and viruses that plague the city, while those without suffer illness and early deaths. Frustrated by his city’s corruption and still grieving the loss of his mother who died as a result of it, Zhou is determined to change things, no matter the cost.
With the help of his friends, Zhou infiltrates the lives of the wealthy in hopes of destroying the international Jin Corporation from within. Jin Corp not only manufactures the special suits the rich rely on, but they may also be manufacturing the pollution that makes them necessary.
Yet the deeper Zhou delves into this new world of excess and wealth, the more muddled his plans become. And against his better judgment, Zhou finds himself falling for Daiyu, the daughter of Jin Corp’s CEO.
Can Zhou save his city without compromising who he is, or destroying his own heart?