Thursday, March 4, 2010

Peter Bognanni; The House of Tomorrow

  • Happy Birthday The House of Tomorrow!

  • ARC
  • Publisher: Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam (March 4, 2010)


Sebastian Prendergast lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who homeschooled him in the teachings of futurist philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller. But when his grandmother has a stroke, Sebastian is forced to leave the dome and make his own way in town.
Jared Whitcomb is a chain-smoking sixteen-year-old heart-transplant recipient who befriends Sebastian, and begins to teach him about all the things he has been missing, including grape soda, girls, and Sid Vicious. They form a punk band called The Rash, and it's clear that the upcoming Methodist Church talent show has never seen the likes of them. Wholly original, The House of Tomorrow is the story of a young man's self-discovery, a dying woman's last wish, and a band of misfits trying desperately to be heard.

My Review

 Whoa this was such a strange book. I LOVED IT! Sebastian the main character was clueless in life by the way he was raised. He was raised in the House of Tomorrow. By his grandmother who wasn't quite right. He met the Whitcomb's and his life went from strange and plain to rocking and rolling. It was so great the way he interacted with the other characters. All the characters came to life right off the pages. Reading the synopsis you would think that Sebastian is the one who learned from other. In the end it was the others with life changes thanks to Sebastian. Beautifully written and a worth while read. 

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Juju at Tales of said...

Thanks for the review. I haven't heard much on this one.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That cover is pretty freaky! Thanks for the review. :-)


Great review, I never read this one before :)

Kimberly Franklin said...

Interesting. I think I would love this book! Great review.

StephTheBookworm said...

I love the sound of this. Strange books make me happy.

Amy J - Book Addict said...

That book was trippy huh?! I just reviewed it today as well and loved it.

brizmus said...

I reviewed this book yesterday, too, and I absolutely ADORED it!
The characters really did just come to life, didn't they?