Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday


Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.



This Week's Topic:
What was the best book you read in February?

Road Trip Song of the Week:“Leap Year" by Maria Taylor


Across the Universe by Beth Revis! What I liked most about this book was how well the author did her research. There really is another earth-like planet out there, Kepler 22b, and if a generation ship was built which could travel at twice the speed of light, then it really would take 300 or so years to get there. So even if the cryo technology didn't sound very plausible, the idea of a generation ship did.

Generations of people being born and dying on a spaceship without ever setting foot on land made me wonder if I would be altruistic enough to volunteer to be part of the first generation. And how I would deal with things like mutiny, population (and gene pool) control, and psychosis within the ship. To me, this is a sign of a great book: one which gets me thinking beyond the pages.

What do you think? What was the best book you read in February? Or, in case you haven't had time to read this month, what was the best book you read lately?

12 comments:

  1. Ooooh, loved ACROSS THE UNIVERSE! Are you running to get A MILLION SUNS now? (also fantastic)

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  2. I've heard this is a great book. I better add it to my list! THE DUFF was my favorite February read.

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    1. Yes! It was great and I vote everyone should read it :D

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  3. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is on my TBR list and has been for a while. Just further confirmation that I need to read it soon. :)

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  4. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is on my bookshelf and it's on my TBR list for March :) Glad to hear that it was a favorite! I keep hearing such good things about it.

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  5. ACROSS THE UNIVERSE is on my TBR...I´ve read so many wonderful things about it! :D I may need to move it up!

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  6. Oh I've seen this book in the store and thought it looked interesting but haven't checked it out yet. Another book added to my To Be Read list lol.

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  7. Be careful when you compliment an author's research, especially when it comes to science fiction. You never know when someone is going to walk in and scream "arrgh, the psuedoscience"! (Genetic engineering is FAR more complex than the author makes it sounds.)

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    1. haha, that's true! I know we definitely aren't anywhere near the world presented in the book but there were enough plausible things there that I could take the leap with the author and see this all as something that might really happen in the future.

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