5 Star Teen Pick: Sapiens by Yuval Harari

One of our teen reviewers recently read and reviewed Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval N. Harari.

In the nonfiction novel Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Yuval Noah Harari takes the reader on a journey through the human experience from the homo genus’s creation until now. He accomplishes this by focusing on how the three principal revolutions - cognitive, agricultural, and scientific - came to be and how they shaped our development. The first of them, the cognitive revolution, touches on how we developed our trademark intelligence. The second, the agricultural revolution, touches on how we transitioned from hunter-gatherer societies to villages that farmed and herded livestock. Finally, the scientific revolution touches on the start of technological development and scientific exploration.

This novel, Sapiens, is arguably the best book I have ever read. The language is easy to understand, and the content both relatable and fresh; I only have praises. Whether you love nonfiction or are like me and stick mostly to fiction, I believe this is a book everyone should read. The only score it deserves is five out of five stars for its astounding ability to enlighten and inform any reader.

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