Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie by Lauren Redniss

This was a very unusual book.  When I first heard a review of it, I thought it was a graphic novel but it wasn't; at least not like the few (ok, make that two) graphic novels I've read before.  It looked more like a children's picture book, but it wasn't that either.  It was an artful biography of Marie and Pierre Curie.  I enjoyed the book for the most part, but found the jumps forward and backward in time to be somewhat disorienting.  It was interesting learning about the Curies.  I rated it 3 out of 5.

1 comment:

Kathy A. Johnson said...

I like books that make it easy to learn about people or historical events. However, I do have trouble with books that jump backwards and forwards in time. I also don't usually like books written in the present tense...just one of my reading quirks!