Página InicialGruposDiscussãoMaisZeitgeist
Pesquisar O Sítio Web
Este sítio web usa «cookies» para fornecer os seus serviços, para melhorar o desempenho, para analítica e (se não estiver autenticado) para publicidade. Ao usar o LibraryThing está a reconhecer que leu e compreende os nossos Termos de Serviço e Política de Privacidade. A sua utilização deste sítio e serviços está sujeita a essas políticas e termos.
Hide this

Resultados dos Livros Google

Carregue numa fotografia para ir para os Livros Google.

The Absence of Sparrows por Kurt Kirchmeier
A carregar...

The Absence of Sparrows (edição 2020)

por Kurt Kirchmeier (Autor)

MembrosCríticasPopularidadeAvaliação médiaDiscussões
282673,342 (4.5)Nenhum(a)
Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family. In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in. Old Man Crandall is the first to change -- human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it. With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever.… (mais)
Membro:DDRoland
Título:The Absence of Sparrows
Autores:Kurt Kirchmeier (Autor)
Informação:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (2020), 384 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:
Etiquetas:Nenhum(a)

Pormenores da obra

The Absence of Sparrows por Kurt Kirchmeier

Nenhum(a)
A carregar...

Adira ao LibraryThing para descobrir se irá gostar deste livro.

Ainda não há conversas na Discussão sobre este livro.

Mostrando 2 de 2
A creepy, atmospheric novel about Ben, an 11-year old bird-watcher who deals with his family falling apart in the midst of an unexplained, supernatural plague that randomly turns people into glass statues. The language is lushly written and conveys a dreamlike, Hitchcockian quality, as Ben deals with love, loss, and trauma. Recommended for middle grade readers ready for more complexity. ( )
  sylliu | Dec 1, 2019 |
Hmm...well....so this one...mixed feelings.

Barest bones of plot summary without spoilers:

There are two brothers, their parents and a bachelor uncle who live in a very small town. A plague comes from the sky and turns random townspeople to stone statues. This book is about how that event change the boys, and the town, with a backdrop of a coming of age story.

It is YA-ish and a fast read. It kept my interest and I didn't find the plot to be formulaic as some YA books can be. There's some mysticism, but it lacks mystery.

A few observations (no spoilers) for anyone considering:

1)The plot and resolution of the book are minimally focused on the plague - explaining what it is, where it comes from, how it works.

2)The younger brother and his mother are very into bird watching and I learned a bit about birds through them as the story unfolded. Apparently, the author shares the interest in birds and wrote about it. That gives it a little color that stories of this type don't always have, but the birds too - their role in the plague, if anything, isn't quite clarified.

3) Is this book dystopian? IMO, no. The setting seems to be fairly typical of childhood in a small town, statue-plague aside. If you're tired of dystopian, I'm not sure this will bother you; if you're looking for the next Hunger Games, you're likely to be disappointed.

4) Is this a Christian book as I read in more than one Amazon review? IMO, no. There are a few Christian elements portrayed (prayer before a meal, going to Church on Sunday), but there's no proselytizing happening and it's not at all in your face or even the purpose of the book. While it's not unfriendly to Christians, but seems more written by someone who's observing Christianity from the inside and is equally open to other belief systems (or lack of beliefs even) as well. Like the above point, if you're looking for a Christian perspective you'll likely be disappointed; but if you're put off by the idea of a Christian book, don't rule this one out for that reason alone.

Author has potential for sure. Moderately recommended. ( )
  angiestahl | May 31, 2019 |
Mostrando 2 de 2
sem críticas | adicionar uma crítica
Tem de autenticar-se para poder editar dados do Conhecimento Comum.
Para mais ajuda veja a página de ajuda do Conhecimento Comum.
Título canónico
Título original
Títulos alternativos
Data da publicação original
Pessoas/Personagens
Locais importantes
Acontecimentos importantes
Filmes relacionados
Prémios e menções honrosas
Epígrafe
Dedicatória
Primeiras palavras
Citações
Últimas palavras
Nota de desambiguação
Editores da Editora
Autores de citações elogiosas (normalmente na contracapa do livro)
Língua original
DDC/MDS canónico

Referências a esta obra em recursos externos.

Wikipédia em inglês

Nenhum(a)

Stranger Things meets The Stand in this haunting coming-of-age novel about a plague that brings the world to a halt -- and the boy who believes that his town's missing sparrows can save his family. In the small town of Griever's Mill, eleven-year-old Ben Cameron is expecting to finish off his summer of relaxing and bird-watching without a hitch. But everything goes wrong when dark clouds roll in. Old Man Crandall is the first to change -- human one minute and a glass statue the next. Soon it's happening across the world. Dark clouds fill the sky and, at random, people are turned into frozen versions of themselves. There's nowhere to run, nowhere to hide, and no one knows how to stop it. With his mom on the verge of a breakdown, and his brother intent on following the dubious plans put forth by a nameless voice on the radio, Ben must hold out hope that his town's missing sparrows will return with everyone's souls before the glass plague takes them away forever.

Não foram encontradas descrições de bibliotecas.

Descrição do livro
Resumo Haiku

Ligações Rápidas

Capas populares

Avaliação

Média: (4.5)
0.5
1
1.5
2
2.5
3
3.5 1
4
4.5
5 2

GenreThing

É você?

Torne-se num Autor LibraryThing.

 

Acerca | Contacto | LibraryThing.com | Privacidade/Termos | Ajuda/Perguntas Frequentes | Blogue | Loja | APIs | TinyCat | Bibliotecas Legadas | Primeiros Críticos | Conhecimento Comum | 160,283,380 livros! | Barra de topo: Sempre visível