Friday, April 25, 2008

Not the End of the World

I'm going to kick things off here with a quick review of my own.

"Not the End of the World" by Geraldine McCaughrean
This book theorizes what life would have been like on the Ark, and is told largely through the eyes of Noah's daughter, Timna (no daughter was mentioned in the Bible). It is realistic, sparing no details of grim and horrors of the flood and spending more than a month in a large boat with a zoo's worth of animals. The first days involve Noah's family dealing with the swimming survivors who are trying to get on board. It is ultimately a book about understanding God and His will. Does he speak to and work through only Noah, or does Timna have some part of the great plan as well.

This is a book that was very hard to put down. Short chapters and lots action keep it fast paced, and I just had to know what was going to happen next. I definitely recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars.

-Ms. G