Eyes Wide Open - YA Review by Courtney D

Reader: Courtney D.
Age: 17
Title: Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines
Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pub Date: 09/23/14
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: I would recommend this book to people who like nonfiction or are interested in the environment. It goes into deeper detail about what is really happening to our environment, what the causes are, and reasonable things we can do to help it (or what will happen if we don’t). The book is not all propaganda, but instead tries to accurately inform people on what is happening to our world. It does this in a way that is easy for the average person to understand.
Memorable or Forgettable: This book was memorable. It was not the most interesting book, but it taught me a lot of new information. It is nice to learn more than what the media tells us. I will definitely try to make an effort to do some of the simple steps from the book that can help our environment.
Cover: The cover interested me because it has a girl who is protesting something and is surrounded by police officers. She has a sign that says “no fracking.” I had no clue what that was, but I knew it had something to do with the environment. This enticed me to read the book to find out more about this and other environmental problems.
Age Range: 12 through 18 and up
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 3P Some teen appeal

tags:  nonfiction / climate change / global warming / environmental issues / ya lit

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