Friday, February 12, 2016

29 days of book love...

Just like participating in Nano (National Novel Writing) writing every day during February has been challenging.  I love  books can easily come up with 10 books I love on the spot but my goal was to write about books I haven't blogged about already (at least recently) and to do it EVERY day.  My days are busy.  School, Groovy Girl, busy husband,...and I make food from scratch just about every day.

I have an amazing author/twitter friend (@joellewrites)  that I met after reading her book Restoring Harmony a few years ago.  She lives in Canada now but did live here and left after Bush took office-you remember all those voices chiming in that they would move after he took office and started a war after 9/11.  Well she actually did it.  This fact got my attention and I applaud her for standing up for her beliefs.

Restoring Harmony is dystopian-still very hot after The Hunger Games trilogy brought the whole genre to the forefront.  What I like about this story is that it's more real but without so much bloodshed.
    A dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, or simply anti-utopia) is a community or society that is undesirable or frightening.
 Molly's family grows their own food and survives on an isolated farming island in Canada but when her mother receives word that her grandmother has suffered a stroke back in the states Molly is the one who needs to cross back into the U.S. to help her grandparents to safety.  An economic collapse has crippled the U.S. and oil is almost gone, poverty, hunger and rampant crime have taken over. Molly leaves the only world she knows and uses her smarts to help her family to safety.  The story is exciting and eye-opening-could this world be part of our own future?  Read Joelle Anthony's Restoring Harmony and see.  This is perfect for late elementary-middle school students.

1 comment:

Joelle said...

Ah! Thank you for this! You're a star.