Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012: The Search for Wondla

For July’s Book Club, we read The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi. Here were our thoughts…

Let's talk about how this book is sci-fi, quite different from what we usually read. Did you like the genre?

Emma: I like sci-fi. I read A Wrinkle in Time in school.

Did you like the fact that the book was partially illustrated, so that DiTerlizzi gave you a visual for most of the characters and places?:

Emma: Yes, because it's kind of so much out there that you don't know where to start. It's like movies where you have an idea but then see the movie and you can't remember what you had thought they looked like. +Re: Harry Potter. A great book to film.

If I could be a character from this book, it would be:

Emma: I don't know. Probably Eva because there's no one else like me.

If I could change one scene in the book, it would be:

Emma: In the beginning, they could have made it more understandable. It was a little confusing. I thought that you were thrown a little too quickly into the new world. The hook in the beginning was great.

Were you confused by all of the characters and locations?

Emma: Not really. When they met up with Rovender Kitt, the fact that he had the translator made everything easier to understand.

The one character I would want to happy forever is:

Emma: Otto. He was strange but sweet.  

Please rate this book from 1-5, with 5 being the best:

Emma: I would rate this a 3.5. It's a good book but I've read a lot of other really good books.


Create your own alternate Earth. Who would populate it and what would it look like?:

Emma: A jungle of all plants. No rock ground; mossy ground. There would be a variety of creatures and there would be humans as well. The creatures would be mutated animals. Kind of like Egyptian creatures but more flowing, less strange. 

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