Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A new student review of My Chemical Mountain

ClarissaAdeleMorgenstern posted a new student review of My Chemical Mountain . See the full review.

I really liked this book.  I understood the characters, and I was shocked by their environment.  Jason, Charlie, and sometimes Cornpup just walked into many dangerous, toxic places, and they didn’t worry about the negative impacts on them at all.  I didn't think that most of the characters would be so oblivious to the obvious environmental and health detriments.  Jason talks about how the air sometimes smells or the water gives him blisters, which helps illustrate how dangerous living near a landfill can be for people.  Although short, this book had a well-developed plot, was suspenseful, and the ending was a surprise.  The powerful story was emotional, and it got me thinking about how large chemical companies can affect people.  Jason, Cornpup, and Charlie were all very brave in going up against an opponent as formidable as Mareno Chem.  I would definitely recommend this book to others.