The Book of Tomorrow
By Cecelia Ahern
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780061706318, 336pp.)
Publication Date: July 2012
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Raised in the lap of luxury, spoiled and tempestuous sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin has never had to think about tomorrow. But when her world is irrevocably shaken by her father's self-imposed death, she and her mother are left drowning in debt and forced to move in with Tamara's peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village.
Lonely and bored, Tamara's sole diversion is a traveling library. There she finds a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock, but no author name or title. Intrigued, she pries open the lock, and what she finds takes her breath awayfor what's written inside is not only impossible and magical . . . it's her future.
- Moving to County Meath removes Tamara from her privileged, socially connected, overcommercialized life in Dublin. How does the teenager mature as a result of being away from her friends and the trappings of city life? Is the author of The Book of Tomorrow arguing for a more old-fashioned way of life, including books?