The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages

2007
05.04

The Green Glass SeaDewey Kerrigan is an eleven-year-old budding Einstein. The other girls in her class, with their giggling and boy talk, don’t interest her half as much as the experiments she reads about in The Boy Mechanic. Now her scientist dad has taken a top-secret job in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and Dewey is going to join him. She has no idea what he’s working on, all she knows is that her father and his colleagues are developing a “gadget” that is supposed to end the WWII. No one knows the details, but anything that will end the war has got to be good, right? Even if you think you know how this story goes, Klages’ creative, thought-provoking ending will haunt you. And I wasn’t the only one who was impressed! Klages scored the 2007 Scott O’Dell award for best historical youth fiction.

5 Responses to “The Green Glass Sea by Ellen Klages”

  1. Madilyn Paige says:

    Cute book. I mean it wasn’t that sad or really that scary. It was cute, yup that is the perfect adjective.

    Cute meaning, easy to read. Put some parts were very inspiring, but for the most part it was a cute, easy read. That’s all there is to it.

  2. Cara Hope says:

    Cute book. I mean it wasn’t that sad or really that scary. It was cute, yup that is the perfect adjective.

    Cute meaning, easy to read. Put some parts were very inspiring, but for the most part it was a cute, easy read. That’s all there is to it.

  3. Brandi says:

    I have this book at my house. I have never read it, but have heard it is pretty good. Maybe I’ll try it after I finish my current book.

  4. Buck Wade says:

    I was forced to read the book and I hated it to the death to the point where I wanted to burn it or sell it to the Devil or something. Seriously, what happens? The beginning focuses on the 2 main characters settleing with their lives, kinda talking to jerks and being jerks, becoming friends, and that’s about it. At one point in the book the chapters focused on the characters IN THEIR ROOMS TALKING ABOUT COMICS! THAT’S IT! When the major event happens in the end of the book the 2 main characters act like it’s no big deal. Heck, throughout most of the book they were completely unaware of what was going on during the war. The story was just them talking to each other.

  5. Buck Wade says:

    You know what, when I get the chance I”m gonna read Anne Frank’s diary. Because the story of a kid’s perspective of whats happening during a war sounds infinite times better than a story about 2 girls talking about comics in their house and almost nothing else happening.

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