Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Water Wars

Author: Cameron Stracher
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (Jan. 2011)
Reading level: YA
Rating: 5 out of 5

Siblings Vera and Will live in a dystopian future somewhere in the midwest where people have done so much damage to the earth that the clean water sources have been dried up and remaining sources of water are controlled by governments and the Bluewater corporation. Vera befriends a wealthy teen, Kai, who promises something the kids can only dream of: enough clean water to drink so that their perpetual thirst is satisfied. But when Kai and his father, a water driller, is kidnapped, Vera and Will set out to rescue them. Along the way they are befriended by pirates, captured by environmental terrorists and imprisoned by the shady Bluewater corporation.

My thoughts:
Reluctant readers who enjoyed Hunger Games will enjoy this fast-paced plot. It's a fast read with a feisty female protagonist, and the adults are just sidekicks to the teens.  


Tamara said...

High Cathy,
This reads like a book my students could get in to.
Coincidence that one boy is named "Kai?"
Take the plot and change the setting to O'ahu 2020?
LOL, Tamara.

Cathy Ikeda said...

Yes definitely one for your kids. If I actually owned it I would have sent it to you but I borrowed it from the library. The water finder's name is Rikkai, do Kai for short. How can it not be a coincidence except it should be Wai.