Tipping Point

Rated 5.00/5 based on 7 reviews
Have you ever wondered what it will take to save the world? Annie has. But what can she do about it? Disaster and death have pushed Annie to her own personal tipping point. Her decision may be a little crazy, but perhaps that’s what it will take to change the world . . .
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About Janet Meade

I was born and raised in the suburbs of Melbourne, but my love of the Australian bush is part of the reason I now live beyond the fringes of the city. I have two daughters and a son (who all grew up one day when I blinked) but I haven’t been able to consider having another pet since Spud died. We live in a community affected by the Black Saturday bushfires. You have to look for the silver linings - but my son doesn't agree with me that the destruction of his childhood plastic-crap collection falls into that category. When I hear of another community, somewhere in the world, that has been affected by yet another extreme natural disaster (symptomatic of our damaged climate) my heart bleeds for them.

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Review by: Susanne Gannon on July 26, 2013 :
I'm writing this after the novel has stayed with me for a couple of months. It is beautifully written and structured, with credible characterisation and a compelling plot. I really like how it weaves the narrative through dreams, panic, fantasy but is also grounded in here and now and the urgency of the present moment. I also like how it anchors a global issue in a specific local context and life. By focalising climate change and moral responsibility through a single well realised character, her trauma and the dilemmas she works through about how to live ethically and responsibly, the author has created a compelling and moving call to action. I recommend it to anyone who wants not to just to escape but to engage.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Kevin Heeley on July 16, 2013 :
An enjoyable and challenging story for anyone who cares about the future of the planet. Cleverly written, easy to read, the underlying theme continually returns to question the reader about their own priorities.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Colin Meade on July 13, 2013 :
I'm proud of my daughter's effort in writing this book. People don't seem to be taking global warming seriously - if we don't do something soon it will be too late. As Annie says, "We can't let this beautiful world burn and die." I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Brett Culton on July 09, 2013 :
What a great book! Dealing with current issues of the day, such as global warming and sexism in Australia. It was easily read, asking the reader to step out of there comfort zone.
I would recommend this book to all as it made me laugh, (almost) cry and above all think. I agree with the character in the book, that we have a massive problem that needs a solution, NOW!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Cally Perkal on July 08, 2013 :
Read this book!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: linda joyce on June 30, 2013 :
I enjoyed this book. It describes one woman's personal journey following the bushfires in 2009 and offers a challenge to everyone, "What are you doing to save the world?"
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Neville Ragg on June 29, 2013 :
Every-one should read this book. It raises the issue of global warming in a story that will make you chuckle and may make you cry. Annie, the hero, stands up and says what has to be said - each and every one of us needs to think about her message.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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