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Rex Zero and the End of the World by Tim Wynne-Jones
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Dec 10, 2009

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Set in the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Rex Zero is just another curious kid looking for adventure. When he sees a man on the corner proclaiming that the end of the world is near, he starts noticing some strange things happening around him. Like any other young boy, he begins to investigate and is soon in over his head.
This is a good book that sparks some nostalgia in older readers. Though the feel is pretty middle grade, and it is not difficult to read, it helps us remember what it was like to be a kid. I like how it’s told through the eyes of a young boy who doesn’t really understand the dire situation that America was in at that time. The novel really makes you think to some degree about what you would lose if the world came to an end.

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