Books in the Park

suggestions from the Barbara S. Ponce Public Library at Pinellas Park

Armageddon Summer, by Jane Yolen and Bruce Coville

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In summer of 2016, we asked our patrons for book reviews as part of our adult summer reading raffle. We have chosen the cream of the crop to feature here on our blog.

This review is by Anne Wi.

armageddon summer yolenI was not sure what to expect when I first started this book, but I was quickly sucked in; I REALLY enjoyed it!

The story is told from 13 (almost 14) year-old Marina, a teen stuck in a cult-like religious group because of her parents (who are separated). The Pastor of their “group” tells them that the end of the world coming soon, the date of which just so happens to be on Marina’s 14th birthday. The Believers, 144 of them because that is how many the Pastor said are needed, are ushered to the top of a mountain where they are told that they will survive Armageddon. Marina meets an unlikely friend named Jed, and they quickly form a tight friendship.

I do not want to give too much away, but this is a must-read book, and a wonderful tale of friendship, love, and religious confusion.

Do you think the world will end in this book? You will just have to read it for yourself.

Check the PPLC Catalog for Armageddon Summer.

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