12 and Up
Vera and her brother, Will, live in a country that has collapsed from environmental catastrophe. Water is now more precious than gold or oil – and worth killing for. Water is hoarded by governments, rivers are damned, 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 to find him – pursued by pirates, a paramilitary group, and greedy corporation.
This is one of the few apocalyptic scenario stories that I actually liked. I mean, a world with limited clean water? How scary is that?!
It’s interesting how the people in the book find ways to save and collect water. Like engineering plants that hardly need any water and using machines to skim across the ocean to collect and filter water.
And I feel like this could happen. I really believe it’s going to be us in the end that destroys the world. I really do.