Saturday, March 12, 2011

The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni Review & Giveaway

Sebastian Pendergast has lived with his Nana in a geodesic dome since he was four years old.  He never leaves the dome, working the gift shop while his Nana gives tours.  She has homeschooled him all of his life with the futuristic  teachings of R. Buckminster Fuller.  She feels that Sebastion will pick up where Fuller left off - hence all of the grooming.

Jared Whitcomb is a sullen, sixteen year old boy who recently had a heart transplant.  He feels guilty that someone had to die so he could live.  His language is vulgar and he smokes.  He meets Sebastian when he and his family go on a tour through the Dome.  When Sebastian's nana has a stroke, he goes to stay with the Whitcomb's for awhile.

There, he discovers things he has never known like soda, grilled cheese and punk rock.  Sebastian also has a thing for Jared's older sister,Meredith, even though she doesn't really see him.  She's too busy with all of her male admirers.  Then, Jared and Sebastian decide to start their own punk rock band! They'll be famous and leave their miserable lives behind.  The problem? Neither one of them is musically inclined, but they give it their best shot.  The two of them, despite their differences, form a unique friendship.  But will Sebastian want to return to the dome when Nana is better or will he prefer to start his own life out of the dome?

A compelling coming of age novel that will grasp your attention from the first page.  I wouldn't say this is for young adults because of the swearing and smoking, but for a debut novel, Bognanni has written a superb novel.  The characters are well-developed and you can feel their angst.  I didn't know what a geodesic dome was before I read this novel, either! An original story with great characters and a unique plot that will have you waiting for Bognanni's next novel.  A very creative and superb novel!


I have two copies of The House of Tomorrow to giveaway thanks to the generosity of the publisher

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USA Only. Contest ends on March 27th.  Winners selected by  Winners have 48 hours to respond to email or a new winner will be selected.  Prizes shipped direct from Berkley Publishing Group.

 I received a copy of The House of Tomorrow for review purposes only.  All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own. 


  1. Wow!! this one sounds like a great one. Your review was absolutely awesome. I'll will be putting this on the wish list in case I don't win it.

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  2. awesome thanks!!! and i'm a follower

  3. Please enter me in contest.

  4. My brother built a geodesic dome in the late 70s.

    I would love to read this book.

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  5. This sounds like a really interesting and unique story. I've never heard of a geodesic dome until now. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  6. This book sounds extremely interesting!


  7. This sounds fantastic!

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  8. It looks like a different and interesting story.
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  9. It sounds really good, I would like to read it. Your review was very good.

  10. Hi! This sounds like a cool book to read. Thanks for the great review. I appreciate this giveaway. :)

  11. Thank you for the giveaway! - Erin

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  12. Sounds like a very interesting concept for a story.

  13. I'd like to be entered for this. Sounds good!

  14. this sounds great. thanks for the shot to win.

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  15. Count me in!

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  16. Interesting story idea! THANKS for the giveaway!

  17. This sounds really good. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  18. I would love to read this book.


  19. Sounds great!!!

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    Looks good, thanks.

  21. Sounds interesting. :)
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  22. Sounds like a great book!
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  23. Interesting -- would love to read it.

  24. The book sounds really unique! I would love to win! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. This book sounds really good! I'd love to read it! Thank you for the giveaway!
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  26. I can't imagine living in a dome for most of my life like Sebastian. This book seems very interesting. I would enjoy reading it. Please enter me. Thanks!


  27. Sounds interesting! This book has now been added to my wish list!

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  28. What a Neat sounding book. A fun Saturday afternoon read! Thanks for the chance


  29. No need to enter me. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that you won my Lucky Leprechaun giveaway.

    I have emailed you your prize.

  30. Would love to read this.