By Young Adult Science-Fiction and Fantasy Blog

The book is a well-plotted page-turner, and Sandler builds an alienating, dystopian world… Tankborn deals with vital societal issues: our definition of “human;” the treatment of non-humans; how status symbols and physiology influence our perceptions of others. It points to the potential pitfalls of technology and genetic engineering. And it asks us to consider, by extension, how socially mobile we Americans and Europeans truly are… All excellent questions for young adults to be pondering.