The Broke and the Bookish decided to do this week’s meme as Top 10 world’s you wouldn’t want to live in. To be honest I never even considered what worlds I wouldn’t want to live in. I mean who wouldn’t want to live at Hogwarts or visit Narnia?! Never has it crossed my mind that there might be places I wouldn’t want to live! I tried to come up with 10 places but only managed to come up with 6.
1- On the Island in Megan Shepard’s The Madman’s Daughter. The island has some creepy stuff going on and I don’t think I would ever want to live in that world. Not to mention what her father is doing- NO THANK YOU!
2- In the fairytale from John Connolly’s The Book of Lost Things. Given that the fairytale’s seem to be made up of things that David fears, I would DREAD seeing what would be in my fairytale world- Snakes and Spiders and YUCK!!
3- In the world of Delirium by Lauren Oliver. A world where love doesn’t exist, like no love at all?! I can’t even imagine what it would be like to live in this sort of world!
4- In the Hunger Games from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I can barely survive in the cold of winter in Canada, never mind in a world operated by other people AND with other contestants trying to kill me. I mean I did survive a few years in the woods with a version of “boy scouts” but I didn’t have anyone trying to attack me!
5- In the Republic of Gilead from Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. I would not want to be a handmaid or a “Martha” or any woman living in this book. Not being able to live freely and having to hope that the Commander impregnates you? I can only imagine. I think I’ll pass on this world.
6- In the time of John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. I know that this world once did exist, and I can only imagine how terrible it was to live during this time. I would never want to live in this world.