Saturday, October 04, 2014


Author:  Chris Bohjalian
Genre:  Fiction, Standalone
Published:  2014
Personal Rating:  2.75/5 (eh +)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Grace Blewer
Yearly Count:  68

Teen, Emily Shepard, runs away from being placed in foster care after a meltdown of a nearby nuclear plant.  

I did not like how this book was told at all.  It was confusing and made me work at trying to piece the actually storyline together.  It also made it difficult to sympathize with the main character, because she was jumping all over the place.  I realize she was a teen, but . . . .

The story itself was just okay, too.  It was definitely on the gloomy side, and there was a lot of foul language.  Not a favorite.  

Thoughts of Joy

Side Note:  The narrator, Grace Blewer, is the author's daughter.  I enjoyed the interview with both of them at the end of the book.


  1. Bohjalian's books are a hit-or-miss for me. I enjoyed his earlier works, but the more recent novels have failed to grab my attention. Guess I'll pass on this one.

    1. Les ~ I just looked up all the books I read by him, and it appears as if I'm not much of a fan. :( Wannabe maybe?


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