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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I can't believe this book is a nominee for Teens' Top Ten of 2014

Love in the Time of Global Warming
Love in the Time of Global Warming

By: Francesca Lia Block

Genre:  YA Sci-Fi

Pages: 240

Published: 2013

Audiobook: 5 discs (5 hrs and 27 mins)

Read: June

1 out of 5

OH, MY! I hated this book. Maybe it was because I never read Homer’s Odyssey, but I struggled sticking with it.  I felt the story was more about Pen complaining (AKA – harsher word) about how she was a horrible (AKA – typical) teenager to her parents and now after the Apocalyptic she regrets it instead of a story of her survival after the Apocalyptic. For most of story, she was just a whiny teenager. Then you add the fact that I listened to the audio, which although very distinct voices didn’t seem to fit the characters. One of the characters she befriends sounds like a creepy, old man trying to having a sexy voice versus someone only a couple years older then Pen. What shocks me most is that this book is one of the 25 nominees for Teens’ Top Ten of 2014. I don’t get it and I hope one of my teens reads it this summer so I can discuss the attraction.

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