Monday, April 18, 2011


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.


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