The Last Cuentista By Donna Barba Higuera
Recommended By -Tihare Salazar, UVU Student
"If you're a fan of The Giver, then you will absolutely love the book! It focuses on remembering the stories of our ancestors but creating your own story as well. It's a very easy read that leaves a great look on life and how we can embrace our differences and flaws because it's what makes us human. I will definitely be reading again and again in my lifetime."
There lived a girl named Petra Peña, who wanted nothing more than to be a storyteller, like her abuelita.
But Petra's world is ending. Earth has been destroyed by a comet, and only a few hundred scientists and their children – among them Petra and her family – have been chosen to journey to a new planet. They are the ones who must carry on the human race.
Hundreds of years later, Petra wakes to this new planet – and the discovery that she is the only person who remembers Earth. A sinister Collective has taken over the ship during its journey, bent on erasing the sins of humanity's past. They have systematically purged the memories of all aboard – or purged them altogether.