4 out of 4 stars
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Recently, there has been more and more discussion about climate change and the consequences it has left on Earth. The Earth is falling apart, and just a few people care about it. Sea levels are rising, glaciers are melting, some animal and plant species are dying, the food chain is collapsing, and some politicians claim those are just conspiracy theories. The sad and terrible truth is that it is all happening around us, and we refuse to think about it. Unfortunately, this is our reality, and we need to unite and defeat this growing threat. Why would we allow our grandchildren to experience the inevitable and terrible end of life on Earth? It is time to take all measures to make the Earth our home for the next few million years.
Dr. Thomas Burns was having a nice dinner with his 8-year-old son Sam when he heard Donald Trump’s speech full of nonsense. He said that climate change is just a stupid statement that scientists made up. Dr. Thomas Burns immediately contacted his friends and colleagues, who were all scientists themselves. FaceTime meeting gathered men from Russia, Germany, Australia, and America. They will try to save this world. Dr. Thomas Burns dedicated his work and life to save the planet Earth, and he resigned from his job because of that. His boss disagreed and told him he would fail. Thomas received derogatory words from almost everyone around him about his plan to save the Earth. Despite that, he followed his heart and mind and set out to fight with his colleagues to build a never-before-seen spacecraft that would take humans to safety if something happens to Earth. The question is whether his mission will be successful or the ugly words of his loved ones will come true.
So Long Earth is an educational fiction written by Michael Bienenstock. The author presented the most dangerous world problems in a book that carries a unique plot. I loved every single word in this book. It has both touched my heart and opened my mind to alternative possibilities. One message the author sends is that we must be firm, persistent, and not give up on our dreams and ideas, even when they seem unattainable. There are many scientific facts the author presented throughout the book. Some of them I knew, and some of them needed a bit of research. For example, there is a scene of Donald Trump’s speech about climate change and conspiracy theories in the book. That speech has happened in real life, and I was not happy to find that out. The author also mentioned Elon Musk and his creations that should eventually lead to a healthier life. I can confirm that every piece of information in the book is accurate. Each chapter in the book has a title that gives us a peek of what will happen in it. Also, each chapter is dedicated to one of the characters, who the author developed perfectly.
There are a few profane words in the book, but there are no graphic scenes present in it. I am free to say that the author wrote this book immaculately and edited it professionally since I found only one minor mistake in the book. I came across a couple of places in the book where Bienenstock described some situations extensively. It doesn’t bother me personally, but it can distract a reader from the plot in the book.
To sum everything up, I am giving this book 4 out of 4 stars for the originality and the perfect idea to attract as many people as possible to teach them we have to take care of ourselves and the planet. This book is both suitable for adults and children since it teaches us how to deal with climate change and future life on Earth. I would love to see this book as a bestseller because I think that many people would change their mindset after reading it.
So Long Earth
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