Thursday, August 7, 2008

Armageddon Summer--Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville

Genre: Young Adult
Year Published: 1999
Pages: 272
Rating: 3.5/5

When two teens meet on top of a mountain as the world is supposed to end--at least according to the cult their parents have joined--their relationship provides the strength needed to deal with the coming chaos.

This book was pretty good. The subject matter was interesting and the characters well-developed, although the plot was somewhat predictable. I liked the way it somehow managed to avoid stereotypes, even when dealing with subject matter that lends itself to stereotyping. I think this book would be of interest to many young adult readers, and will recommend it to my students.

Challenge/s: Young Adult
Book-a-week #: 27

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