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The World According to Anna

The World According to Anna - Jostein Gaarder, Don Bartlett Actual rating 1.5?

I’m sorry. I really, really am, but no. Just no.

When I was about fifteen, I took an after-school philosophy class, and Sophie’s World by Jostein Gaarder was our first text. It was heavy, slow, and full of info-dumping, but I loved it. At one point, after a fight with my mother, I went and lay in an empty lot and read that book for three hours and made little progress because the subjects covered required a lot thinking on the reader’s part. But I didn’t care. I loved it. And when I heard about The World According to Anna, I was unbelievably excited.

It’s a book about global warming and the damage people have done, and are still doing to this planet. Great!

It’s aimed at young adults, so it will be accessible to the people coming up in the world, who will be the next ones in charge. Great!

It’s full of cardboard characters and has no character or plot development. Gr- wait, what?

That’s right. This wonderful idea of a book accessible for teens, about topics so very important to focus on now, was lost among the shitty story. SUCH a shitty, shitty story.

The rest of this review, complete with examples of shitty story, can be found HERE!