Sunday, 24 August 2014

Book Recommendation: The Universe Versus Alex Woods

The Universe Versus Alex Woods
This book is one that is a little bit different. I think fans of Jodi Picoult, Mark Haddon and Jojo Moyes would enjoy it. It's not quite as sad as a Jodi book, but it does provoke an interesting ethical debate. It is narrated by a boy, Alex, who is extremely geeky but extremely loveable. In this way it reminds me of 'The Curious Incident of The Dog in The Night Time' and it makes it a little bit different. It's a unique and interesting read; one that makes you laugh, cry and really think about life and death.

I don't want to give too much away for those of you who haven't read it, but it's about how Alex becomes friends with an old man who is a social recluse. Their friendship develops and they bring out the best in each other. It's about both characters' journeys and choices.  

I really enjoyed it. It has stayed with me since reading it and I've thought about death and how I'd like to go- without wanting to sound too morbid. I'd hate to lose all my faculties and dignity and I want to be remembered for who I am now, not an old shell.

If you've read this book I'd love to hear your opinion on it. Did Alex or Mr Peterson do the right thing?

What books would you recommend for me to read? 

Rosy x


  1. This has been on my list for sometime as to whether or not I would enjoy it, I might just take the plunge and try it x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  2. Summer has been the time I've caught up with reading = and hopefully I can squeeze this book into! Love such books where you can see how one's character develop!



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