Discussion Forums - Young Adult

Topic: Looking for title/author of this book

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Looking for title/author of this book
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 5:06 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2012
Posts: 2
Back To Top

Read this ages ago, so I don't remember a whole lot.  I do know it was set in the future after some type of apocalypse.  The hero is a teen with a very large cat named Lura.  They are psychically linked.  Something happens where he and Lura have to leave his village.  They save another teen from a different culture, who I think drank coffee.    Any ideas?  

Date Posted: 3/20/2012 10:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/28/2006
Posts: 4,985
Back To Top

Do you remember about the time you read it?  Sometimes that can help pin down a publication date. 

Date Posted: 3/21/2012 12:13 AM ET
Member Since: 11/24/2008
Posts: 182
Back To Top

Could it be Daybreak-2250 A.D by Andre Norton maybe?

Date Posted: 3/21/2012 4:45 PM ET
Member Since: 10/17/2006
Posts: 1,427
Back To Top

Laurie:  Maybe you read it after it was issued in 1952.  It was called Star Man's Son.   And there was a movie with Jeff Bridges, called Star Man. . . . long time ago.

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 9:54 AM ET
Member Since: 10/10/2008
Posts: 3,067
Back To Top

The sound of the story reminds me of the His Dark Materials books by Philip Pullman.

Date Posted: 6/28/2012 3:23 AM ET
Member Since: 1/16/2009
Posts: 112
Back To Top

Book is definitely Andre Norton's "Star Man's Son" .  Also titled "Daybreak 2250 A.D." when it was reprinted.  One of my first, and favorite YA books when I first read it somewhere around 1955.   

Subject: thank you
Date Posted: 9/9/2012 9:29 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2012
Posts: 2
Back To Top
I'll definitely look for Daybreak 2250. thx!
Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 9/12/2012 8:29 AM ET
Member Since: 5/13/2009
Posts: 43,879
Back To Top

It is a great book. I read it years ago.