joined myself and Kaylee, from All things Bright and Beautiful, this month in reading Across the Universe, it's time to link-up! What did you think of the book?
I personally enjoyed reading this book. It was entertaining and I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars on Goodreads. I will probably get around to reading the second and third one sometime in my lifetime - for the sake of completing a story! I love sci-fi, dystopian, adventure style books, so Across the Universe fit in fairly well to what I enjoy reading, despite the fact that it was 100% YA. I'll be honest, I am not the best at reviewing books. I can tell you if I enjoyed reading it or not, what spoke to me, what made me cry or laugh hysterically, but I am terrible at rating things. I mean, looking at my Goodreads account, it was kinda disturbing to me that I gave this book the same rating as my least favorite C.S.Lewis book. I'm a huge C.S. Lewis fan and even his "worse" book still blows this book out of the water, but like I said, I just don't know how to accurately rate books. Does anyone else have this problem? In other words...this is NOT a review...it's just my contribution to the link-up in the form of my thoughts on reading the book.
There was definitely a moment in the book, which I am sure most of you will agree, where I was like "This is about to get super weird!" But after sticking with it, I was pleasantly surprised at how it actually was pretty necessary to demonstrate how diluted the people had become. Oi, I would not want to be stuck on a space ship for that many years, especially when that is what life is! Yikes!
My favorite part of the book was that it made me think from a completely different perspective. What would it be like to wake up 250 years in the future? It sure was an interesting thought to explore. What was your favorite part?
Overall, I can appreciate a good adventure and for that it was a decent read! What did you think? Link up or comment below! ♥, mK