Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, you simply choose a random book from your TBR and show it off. Don’t forget to check out her blog and link back to Lauren’s Page Turners and add your own links!
My Random Pick
And Then The Sky Exploded
By David A Poulsen
Publisher: Dundurn Group
Genre: Historical Fiction
When Christian learns his great-grandfather helped build the A-bombs dropped on Japan, he wants to make amends…somehow.
While attending the funeral of his great-grandfather, ninth-grader Christian Larkin learns that the man he loved and respected was a member of the Manhattan Project, the team that designed and created the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during the Second World War.
On a school trip to Japan, Chris meets eighty-one-year-old Yuko, who was eleven when the first bomb exploded over Hiroshima, horribly injuring her. Christian is determined to do something to make up for what his great-grandfather did. But after all this time, what can one teenager really do? His friends tell him it’s a stupid idea, that there s nothing he can do. And maybe they’re right.
Or maybe, just maybe…they’re wrong.
I have been in search of more culturally and historically rich novels lately, and I stumbled across this on another blog (but sadly cannot remember which). The concept behind this really speaks to me. Have you read this or would you be willing to?