Saturday, October 24, 2009

mini-challenge #6

Opicana is hosting another mini-challenge for the read-a-thon:

Challenge: Name three books that are told from a different world view, a different perspective, that you have read and enjoyed. Give a one sentence summary of the book, and another sentence that explains how the book shares a unique perspective. The prize books are great examples of this different perspective. In “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”, the story is told from the perspective of a book who has autism- he sees the world very differently than someone without autism. “A Prayer for Owen Meany” tells the story of Owen Meany- a boy with a entirely unshakeable certainty about the future…he knows his own ultimate fate, and sees things in a whole different light because of it.

Here are my 3 books:

Sushi For One (Camy Tang) is the story of one of a number of Christian Japanese-American cousins searching for love while dealing with their non-Christian family.

Gemma (Petra Last) is the story of a young woman in 18th century England who, after her father’s death, has to deal with mean family and a trip to America in the disguise of a ship’s boy.

Disobedience (Naomi Alderman) deals with a young woman who grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community, but left for the US in order to live a secular life, but comes back for her father’s funeral.

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