Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

Octavia Boone's Big Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

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Seventh-grader Octavia puzzles over life's biggest questions when her mother seems to find the answers in a conservative Christian church, while her artist father believes the writings of Henry David Thoreau hold the key.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763644918
Branch Call Number: j RUP NVD
Characteristics: 185 p. ; 20 cm


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BPLNextBestKids Jan 10, 2012

Octavia has many questions as she searches for the big question. Why do bad things happen, like Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, or what is the meaning of life, or is there a God? Octavia is also obsessed with the letter “O”. It is her favourite letter as she finds it cool and smooth. She likes to summarize her day with words beginning with “O”. As Octavia is trying to answer these big questions, she realizes her mom, Ray is searching too. As the book progresses, Octavia’s questions turn more too questioning religion while her mom joins a religious group and takes Octavia with her. Octavia, a non-believer struggles with this group and what is happening to her family. This book has a bit of religious content that may offend some.
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