Sunday, June 1, 2014

The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn: Book Review

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Title: The Sky So Heavy
Author: Claire Zorn
Publication details: July 24, 2013 by University of Queensland Press

Threats of nuclear war are all-over the news. But even so, people go on about their usual businesses. Why not? It doesn't seem to affect them. And besides, they trust the government.

Fin Heath is also going about his usual day- eating breakfast with his brother Max, going to classes, eating lunch with his friends, and spending his free time with Lucy. Everything seems to be normal. Until one day, Fin wakes up in a world where coldness, hunger and desperation will get the best of everyone.

I really liked this book. I think Claire Zorn did a great job in telling Fin's story. The characters were introduced and described just enough for the readers to know and understand their actions. It was a short read but the events were described very well. I especially liked how the present events were supported with flashbacks.

Another thing I liked is how the characters represent the true nature of man. People take things for granted. They aren't consistent with who they are. They change. That was the depressing part of the story actually- the condition of the world, not just the environment but also the people.

Of all the characters, I think I liked Noll best. (And mainly because he's Christian.) I connected with him the moment he shared his struggles with his faith. It's a difficult situation for him knowing that he has gone through a lot. But he remains steadfast with his faith, until the very end.

I would definitely recommend The Sky So Heavy! Definitely a good read folks!

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