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The Prophet of Yonwood by Jeanne DuPrau
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Oct 27, 13

bookshelves: 2012
Read from June 30 to July 01, 2012 — I own a copy

"She knew she was a passionate person. She had a big love inside her, and she needed to give it."

"Why did people always blame kids for things like this? As far as Grover could tell, grown-ups caused a lot more trouble in the world than kids."

"If you're going to do something useful with your life, you've got to get started."

"When you know that you're doing God's work - then you're willing to do anything."

"This was being in love, wasn't it? Looking forward to seeing him everyday, feeling like a hole was ripped in her heart when he was gone, jumping for joy when he came back, not minding if he smelled bad, wanting to take care of him, actually liking the dirty and funny-looking parts of him?
Surely it was being love.... She'd fallen in love with a dog instead of a person. But that didn't matter. It was still love. She'd apply it to a person later on."

"All over the world, people who believed in one truth fought against people who believed in a different truth, all of them believing theirs was the only real truth, and all of them willing to do anything - absolutely anything - to defend it."


I was gonna rate 4 stars, but the caption said "really liked it"; and I only "liked it", so 3 stars it is.

Not as good as the second book, but it was an enough worthwhile read. Pretty touchy topic, I would say. Comparable to how "sensitive" Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code novel. But it was simpler. Good enough for kids. It is a book for "young adults", after all.

"It sharply brings home the idea of people blindly following a belief without questioning it." - School Library Journal

"Though-provoking implications in the depiction of a group of people whose desire to protect themselves overtakes the logic of their defenses." - The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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