18 Apr 2011

the water wars by cameron stracher (2011)

over 2/3 of earth are water, but only 10% are drinkable. what if those 10% are being controlled by a few people who just want to get rich?

vera and her brother will are living in a mostly deserted town in the state of illinowa, one of the 5 states, that exist instead of the former usa. water is rare and very precious, ans as their parents are not wealthy, they are thirsty most of the time. one day vera meets a boy, kai, who tells her he knows a river with plenty of water, and someday he's going to show it to her. vera, will and kai become friends, but then kai gets kidnapped and vera and will decide to rescue him, even if they just met him.

the book was quite good, but i think the love-story should have been either left out completly or worked out more, because it felt a little unreal and unnecessary.

anyway, i liked cameron stracher's ya-debut and i definitively liked vera and ulysses!

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  1. I can't wait to read this one, but I've heard a lot of people say the same thing about the romance side to it. Thanks for the review!

  2. hi tessa, thanks for your interest =)
    i think the book is worth reading, especially if you're into dystopian novels (i am)... there are some pretty good ideas!
    i think if a book is entertaining and interesting, there is no need for a romance...


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