Things We Learned in ‘The Silent Count’ by E.A. Smiroldo
Suppose you’re looking for a great climate fiction thriller read wherein the protagonist takes the overwhelming task of using nuclear technology to mitigate climate change. In that case, The Silent Count by E.A. Smiroldo is perfect for you!
Here are a few things that we learned from The Silent Count:
Climate Change is Real
The Silent Count reminded us of an ongoing crisis that needs to be addressed—climate change. We’ve been experiencing the consequences of climate change through strong typhoons, tornadoes, and abnormal temperature changes. It might take a toll on humanity in the long run if a lack of action occurs.
Music Unites Us
As a singer-songwriter herself, E.A. Smiroldo incorporated song lyrics throughout the book. The lyrics are from original songs written and performed solely by E.A. Smiroldo. One of the characters, Jericho Wells, is an aspiring rockstar who uses his platform and music not just to express himself but also to send out an important message. His songs tell the message of unity for humanity and the planet.
People With Power Will Do Whatever It Takes
Just as the saying goes, ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ Authorities have the supreme power to spearhead change for everyone’s sake. But when power is given to the wrong individuals, things get messy. This book showed us that some officials would do whatever it takes if it’s something they will benefit from—even if it’s not good for the citizens.
It Is Okay to Seek Help from Others
The main character in the book, Dara Bouldin, is a devoted geo-engineering student that’s been through a lot. Coming from a tragedy where she lost her mother in a wildfire, Dara is dedicated to helping them to change the consequences of climate change. After her dad lost all their money from a gambling addiction, Dara had to work hard to pay their debts. Throughout the book, we can see Dara’s journey to self-fulfillment while working on her climate-change project. This book showed us that sharing your problems with others is okay. You don’t have to keep all your burdens to yourself; your most trusted ones will always have your back. You can check out The Silent Count on Amazon.
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