THE HOUSE OF TOMORROW
Author: Peter Bognanni
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
- Hardcover: 354 pages
- Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (March 4, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0399156097
- ISBN-13: 978-0399156090
Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town.
Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian, and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it’s clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man’s self-discovery, a dying woman’s last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.
At first, I wasn’t to sure about this book. The blurb on the book seemed to be a little out of my comfort zone of reading. I decided though, that if I was going to expand my reading experience, I should give it a go. I am so glad that I did.
This book was such a great read. It was quirky, fun and heartbreaking all at once. Before you even realize it you will be on the last chapter. It has teen life, music, and romance. You will find yourself thinking back to your teenage years without even realizing it. Each character has a flaw, but that is what makes this book great. It is a moving book without making you think too hard.
Very Good! Worth Spending Your Money on!