Monday, January 26, 2015

Eyes Wide Open : Going Behind the Environmental Headlines by Paul Fleischman

Eyes Wide Open is a young adult nonfiction book looking at different aspects of the environment.  Topics center on the role that humans play in the environment and include population, consumption, energy, food, and climate.  The book is written directly at a young adult audience to explain why learning about these issues is important.  It looks at how to use information to make informed decisions about what is going on in the world around them.  The information given through out the book aims to provide readers with a positive outlook on the future of the environment.

This book was ok.  It was very informative and well researched, but I wouldn’t think that too many young adults would pick up this book for leisurely reading.  It seemed to read a lot like a textbook to serve as research material.  The book was interesting at first, but I found myself getting board with it after awhile and a lot of the information seemed very repetitive.  I was glad that there were so many pictures and graphics to go along with the text otherwise I think I would have had a much harder time getting through it.

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