Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review: Water Wars

The Water WarsThe Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published January 1st 2011
by Sourcebooks Fire

Water Wars was amazing. I loved the story and the characters. Their thoughts on history and on water as viewed from a compliant citizen, was amazing. The character interactions were also amazing to read. There was action, adventure, government plot, and nasty corporations. A future dystopian novel that might not be far off from the reality.
I enjoyed the story on how the world came to be with less water, and reading of how people were adapting and surviving was thought provoking, detailed, and very interesting.
If we run out of water, be prepared.

Here is the Goodreads blurb:

Welcome to a future where water is more precious than gold or oil-and worth killing for

Vera and her brother, Will, live in the shadow of the Great Panic, in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are dammed, and clouds are sucked from the sky. But then Vera befriends Kai, who seems to have limitless access to fresh water. When Kai suddenly disappears, Vera and Will set off on a dangerous journey in search of him-pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporations. Timely and eerily familiar, acclaimed author Cameron Stracher makes a stunning YA debut that's impossible to forget.

"Let us pray that the world which Cameron Stracher has invented in The Water Wars is testament solely to his pure, wild, and brilliant imagination, and not his ability to see the future. I was parched just reading it."-Laurie David, academy award winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth, and author of The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming

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