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Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become. -C.S Lewis

Monday, June 28, 2010

My American Adventure by Amy Burritt. Two parents sell their business and spend a year visiting every state in the U.S. This book was the perspective of their 12 year old daughter. Very good book, and what an incredible opportunity!

Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury. Another classic to cross of my list. This story is 60 years old, but still so relevant! I liked it.

Tomorrow, When the War Began
by John Marsden. Some kids go camping in the Australian Bush and return to find their country has been invaded and overtaken. This is the first in a series. Not too bad. Sort of Red Dawn, Australian style.

Life As We Knew It
by Susan Beth Pfeffer. Asteroid hits the moon and forces it closer to earth, reeking all kinds of havoc. An apocalyptic story. The author seemed to want to end it on a good note though, which confused me. Also, this was definitely not a "love your neighbor" story. It was more like a "look out for your own" story. It made me wonder why you would fight to survive only to live like that.

Fallen by Lauren Kate. Not too bad, although a little confusing at the end.


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