Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tween Tuesday Review: First Light

Peter's excited that he'll be allowed to travel with his family to Greenland. He's father is going on research trip. For years, Peter's heard tales, but now he's finally able to go too.

When they arrive, it's different than he imagined. It's super cold. There's so much snow. Plus, it's sometimes boring. With his father working and his mother writing, there's not much for him to do. He's supposed to keep up with his school work, but one can only do so much homework.

Often, he goes out exploring. One such trip leads him to discover Thea. Thea lives in a different world, underneath the snow and ice. She's never seen the sun until the day she sees Peter. Although it's dangerous to talk to him, she needs his help. Before she knows it, their worlds collide.

Will they be able to survive the collision?

My Thoughts: I read this for our fourth and fifth grade book club. After a slow start, I enjoyed the read. I liked the different perspectives and uncovering information about Thea's unique world. I love the idea of a snow world - perhaps because I'm from Vermont and I spent countless hours digging tunnels in the snow.

Cover Thoughts: I like this paperback cover MUCH better. I like how it brings the two worlds together.

Source: My Library


GreenBeanTeenQueen said...

This was on our state book list awhile back but I never got around to reading it. I might have to pick it up!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting a tween review...always looking for tween books to add to my reading pile. Good review BTW!