The House of Tomorrow
"A funny and unique debut." (Publishers Weekly). Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much-but he's learned little about girls, junk food, or loud, angry music. Then fate casts Sebastian out of the dome, and he finds a... show more
"A funny and unique debut." (Publishers Weekly). Sebastian Prendergast lives with his eccentric grandmother in a geodesic dome. His homeschooling has taught him much-but he's learned little about girls, junk food, or loud, angry music. Then fate casts Sebastian out of the dome, and he finds a different kind of tutor in Jared Whitcomb: a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart transplant recipient who teaches him the ways of rebellion. Together they form a punk band and plan to take the local church talent show by storm. But when his grandmother calls him back to the futurist life she has planned for him, he must decide whether to answer the call-or start a future of his own.
Publish date: March 4th 2010
Publisher: Berkley Books
Edition language: English
In many regards, The House of Tomorrow isn't a spectacular book. It follows a formula that has become trite in fiction. The story largely rolls out as most readers would expect from a coming-of-age story. Every time a new character pops up, you can guess the role they'll play. Stylistically, The Hou...
Overall, it was a wonderful book. But I wish it had ended stronger, along with more explanation of Sebastian's parents and better character development. It felt as if somethings were not fully covered and some holes in the story. But the transformation of Sebastian and his new understanding of the t...
I half-n-halfed this book. I had started reading it, but then had to give it back and never got around to picking it up again so ordered the audiobook because I figured that would be a faster way to get through it.I don't have any strong feelings for or against this story. It's a little Nick Hornby-...
Once again, I was reeled into this book by the excellent cover design. I like this edition, but the one that pulled me in was the second one -- the cover that sort of looks like a shitty poster. What can I say.Anyway, I couldn't put this down. This was just such an entrancing book, with such a funny...
I am still confused about this book, when I first picked it up I hated it, but about halfway through it, I fell head over heels into it! It went from a whiny boy, to a bunch of different characters that were so real they could have been my next door neighbors!This book was nothing like I expected, e...
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