Sunday, February 24, 2013

rebirth review

"Rebirth" by Debbie Brown is a YA novel about a group of children age 16 to infant whose world is destroyed by aliens and they are forced to live on their own in the country without any adults or long lasting provisions.  Aleksei, their leader was raised by missionaries in countries around the world.  With the help of some survival books, they figure out a way to live for several months.
Up until the end, this is a pretty good book.  The characters are clear, the way of life realistic, the only exception would be the baby.  This baby spends a lot of time eating and sleeping and not doing a lot of baby like activities such as crying for no apparent reason for hours.  That part could have been a little more accurate.  It was a good book until the abrupt ending which was so ridiculous that it made me almost regret having read the rest of it.  The ending came off like a bad sermon, going on about some lame idea of survival given to them by the aliens.  If I were to go back in time I would stop about two or three chapters before the end.  I received this book for free from

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