Love in the Time of Global Warming

Block, Francesca Lia

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Love in the Time of Global Warming
After a devastating earthquake destroys the West Coast, causing seventeen-year-old Penelope to lose her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother, she navigates a dark world, holding hope and love in her hands and refusing to be defeated.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780805096279
Branch Call Number: FIC B
Characteristics: 230 pages ; 20 cm


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I loved this book (and I've loved everything I've read by Francesca Lia Block). It's kind of a road-trip adventure through the world after a horrible disaster destroyed most of life on our planet. For me it was really about finding love in a hopeless place and the innate need we have as human beings to survive and take care of each other, no matter what.
My favourite quote: "The true warrior isn't immune to fear. She fights in spite of it."
Be sure to check out the follow up to this book, "The Island of Excess Love".

Jul 18, 2014
  • tbebb rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A modern retelling of Homer's Odyssey... like a drug induced dream.

Oct 21, 2013
  • amodolo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book was a lot different from what i expected. It's very much a retelling of Homer's THE ODYSSEY, but the way Block writes makes it beautiful. She is descriptive and really brings something different to the story. I was definitely intrigued by this story and found myself finishing it as soon as I started it. I think I will take a look at some of her other stories after this one.


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