Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Exodus by Julie Bertagna



My 12 year old patron at the library, Joe, would not even read this book once he saw that it had a global warming theme. (I've been asking him to read the nominated RITBA titles since he's homeschooled and is a voracious reader!) Maybe I should have taken Joe's advice because this book took me weeks to finish! The ending pulled things together while also leaving room for a sequel. This is definitely a book that I would not have finished reading if it hadn't been on the list. I don't know why. It's really hard to put my finger on the cause of my dismay. Maybe the reality of what's going on in the world made this title feel that much more credible and therefore disturbing.