I came to young adult literature late (as an adult, in fact), and so I didn’t discover Weetzie Bat. Still haven’t. The truth is that although I’ve heard marvelous things about Francesca Lia Block’s writing, I’ve never read one of her books. However, her upcoming release Love in the Time of Global Warming is going to change that, because I’m all about science fiction and post-apocalyptic retellings of classics. Add in a title that gives a nod to magical realism, and I can't see a downside. Love in the Time of Global Warming will be released by Henry Holt and Co. (Macmillan) on August 27, 2013.
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything—her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy.
In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely. At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
What books are you waiting on?