Monday, 16 June 2014

Young Adult fiction (mature readers)

USA Writer
Hugh Howey
Century   2014  $36.99pb 368pp
ISBN 978 1 7808 9319 8
Themes: Brothers and sisters/ Families/ Post apocalyptic world/ Sand diving/ Science fiction 

The old world has vanished – buried beneath drifts of sand and on top of what used to be Colorado, Palmer’s family is falling part. To earn respect and to make money in this very unusual world you have to be prepared to sand-dive, to go down into the closed and chocking areas of where life used to be, to find any remnants that could bring back a semblance of normality. This is not an easy read, there are so many characters it is sometimes hard to keep track of them all and there is probably too much swearing.  However, for sci-fi fans and for people who loved the Wool trilogy, it will be a treat.

 Year 10 up/ Age 14 up

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