By Janne Teller
Atheneum, 2010. 227 pgs. Young Adult
When thirteen-year-old Pierre Anthon leaves school to sit in a plum tree and train for becoming part of nothing, his seventh grade classmates set out on a desperate quest for the meaning of life.
Although this novel was a Michael L. Printz Honor award winner, I’m not sure how I feel about it. Other reviews have compared it to “Lord of the Flies” which I have not read, but the book is definitely a heavy read. Not recommended for the faint of heart or someone looking for a gentle read.