Alif the Unseen

By G. Willow Wilson. Grove, $25 (9780802120205).


More mystical than Cory Doctorow’s For the Win (2010), but for the same teen audience, this dervish of a novel features a young hacker-for-hire who becomes an enemy of the state after his computer program catches the eye of the iron-clad security presence known as the Hand.




Awards Won

Title Year
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults
Selected by the Books for Youth editors, the following titles comprise the year’s best personal reading for teenagers among adult books published in 2006. More on each book’s content and suggested audience can be found in the full-length Booklist review.
2012 - Selection(s)