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Pax by Sara Pennypacker
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did not like it
bookshelves: audiobook, childrens-lit

** spoiler alert ** Pax, the fox, and Peter, his "boy," are separated by circumstances connected to the war. Both change and grow as they seek to find one another again and the story is told from both their points of view. Pennypacker does an excellent job putting herself in Pax's place and his thoughts are not as hokey as they could have been.

About half way through, I could tell I did not like the direction the story was going. With a regular book I could have skimmed to the end, but no such luck with an audiobook. Vola, the woman who helps Peter after he hurts his leg, tries to toughen him up for future challenges by offering Buddhist teachings. She has fought in a previous (fictional) war and suffers from PTSD. The rest of the book is pretty much a diatribe against war and human beings who ruin everything.

No subtlety here. Pax vs. War. Got it.

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Reading Progress

May 25, 2016 – Shelved
May 25, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
June 28, 2017 – Started Reading
June 28, 2017 – Shelved as: audiobook
June 28, 2017 – Shelved as: childrens-lit
June 30, 2017 –
page 166
July 2, 2017 – Finished Reading

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