Yesterday’s challenge, Book Haiku, didn’t really appeal to me so I didn’t do it, but today’s challenge Modern to classic from Ranty Runt of A Reader, sounded great so I decided to get involved. This is kind of hard, you have to pick a book that you think will be a classic in 100 years that was published in or after 2005. I don’t want to choose something obvious, something that everyone else will choose like Harry Potter because that would be boring, so instead I’m going to go with something that isn’t so well known now, but I’m hoping could be a classic in 100 years. The book (s) I’ve chosen is Neal Shusterman’s Unwind series.
The reasons I think that it will eventually become a classic:
1. Abortion will always be a hot topic issue, and this book handles that issue and all of the issues relating to unwinding in a very sensitive, unbiased and balanced way.
2. The characters are beautifully drawn, and very well developed throughout the four books.
3. There is also excellent world development.
4. That Scene (those of you who have read it will know what I am talking about), is so beautiful and heartbreaking and poignant, it will be remembered by all those who have read it for years to come.
Update on read-a-thon: I may not finish the book I’m reading by Sunday but I will make it to at least 50% through, which was one of my goals, so yay for that!