Monday, January 6, 2014

Review: Love in the Time of Global Warming - Francesca Lia Block

Where I got it: ARC from AmazonVine
Rating: 4 stars  
Cover Rating: 4 stars (It's very nice. I wish the house on the front was pink though.)
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Page Count: 240 p.
Add it: Goodreads

Pen's whole world dissolved around her and washed away with the waves of a tsunami. Now she must seek out others in order to survive and find out where her home really is.

Francesca Lia Block again crafts a beautiful tale. This is very clearly a re-telling of The Odyssey (it's stated many times). I think it worked very well with Francesca Lia Block's writing style. This was such a beautiful journey. There's a supernatural element to it that I really enjoyed.

This was a really quick read and every page was lyrical. I really enjoyed watching Pen discover new people and form her little band of riff-raff. This reminded me a lot of Francesca Lia Block's first novel Weetzie Bat.

I will always and forever love Francesca Lia Block and recommend that you at least try her once. Her writing is certainly not for everyone, but if it's for you then you'll fall in love.  I would recommend this one to start with too. I really loved this one. There were some parts that were a bit off, but as a whole it was wonderful.

First Line:
"The building has gold columns and a massive doorway, a mural depicting Giants, with small bodies sticking out of their mouths like limp cigarettes."

Favorite Line:
"The clouds in the sky look as if they are made of brick because the white paint cracked over time."

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