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.
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?