My Thoughts On The Day The Falls Stood Still

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Usually I do not like books or movies that have an underlining environmentalist message. It’s just not my thing. But in this fiction novel, I was fascinated by the underlining theme.

This is a book about a girl who loves a young man who loves the river and Niagra Falls. It’s during World War I and the United States is advancing technologically. There are power plants going up along the river, but unfortunately they are taking away the water and diluting the grandeur of Niagra Falls. Did you know that even during tourist season Niagra Falls is only 50% of what it used to be? And at night and off-season only 25%

That’s the underlining story of The Day The Falls Stood Still. Bess is a girl whose father used to work for the power plant. And, of course, she falls in love with the young man who despises them and what they are doing to the river.

It’s a nice love story, interspersed with periods of pain that always happen in life. I liked this book and I did not even mind the author’s agenda because it was so interesting.


2 thoughts on “My Thoughts On The Day The Falls Stood Still

    Anonymous said:
    October 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    50%? Seriously? I was pretty impressed and can’t imagine it at full force.

    LeeAnn Volk said:
    October 18, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Same here. It is pretty awesome as is!

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