The main character-Hated her.
To me, Sabine came off as rude and bratty, she had the whole 'my way or the highway' attitude, and pushed away her friends because they didn't want to be as eco-conscious as her.
She and her boyfriend, along with his friend, took out her father's fridge without asking him if it was okay.
Her father gave her a book and she bites his head off.
She constantly refers to people who don't share her same view as 'unaware' and blah blah blah.
I HATED ...more
Everyone should want to protect the environment and save the world, right?
That's the outlook of budding activist Sabine "Bean" Solomon. While riding her bike, Sabine is hit with a leftover McDonald's meal tossed from an SUV that is idling in the bike lane. After a slight altercation with the driver that ends up being posted on You Tube, Sabine begins to realize that there is something seriously wrong with the world, and maybe it's time that she did something about it.
However, not everyone is wil...more
A major turning point occurs one afternoon when she is riding her bike. A woman in an SUV chucks a chicken nugget out of her window, and it ends up hitting her. It ...more
You get mad! That's what Sabine (nicknamed Bean) does. And her angry encounter with the SUV driver is all captured on video and uploaded to YouTube. An activist is born. Sabine can no longer take the mass consumption all around her (including that of her 2 best frie ...more
1) links, and also real world book mentions! very useful, lots of nice sources for any young activists looking to expand their minds. (the reason i read for a second time - really needed the inspirati ...more
I liked the boyfriend at first but he started to act like an asshole and his friends were bad from the beginning. She goes back to him even though he's not treating her right, and the final straw was when Eric used the word "fa ...more
However, I must say that I sped through this and really ...more
1. The plot goes a little too quickly. Lady throws garbage at girl, girl goes eco-friendly, girl gets angry when boyfriend wants to start cars on fire, fin.
2. Sabine and Vray's relationship: Boy meets girl, they become unseperable for most of the book, boy commits himself to arson, girl dumps him.
I like the potential plot though and the blog element was nice. I thought it was a pretty good book.
I found Bean to be angry and the writing to lack some emotion or depth and didn't really invest myself in the story.
I just wanted to let you know that there is another Jennifer Cowan who is a published author, but she's not me. This is my first novel, after two decades working as a television screenwriter.
If you are interested in my book - there's also a blog at sabinetheearthgirl.wordpress.com