Reading level: Young Adult
Publisher: EgmontUSA (January 25, 2011)
Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved.
When Ruby meets Ford--an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer--she longs to run away with him to the modern world, where she could live a normal teenage live. Escape with Ford would be so simple.
But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death. She, alone, possess the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special--her blood--and it's the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.
Drought is the haunting story of one community’s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.
Flipping Fantastic. Drought was dangerous, severe and left you with enough hope to see some beauty in a world hidden within a world. Is pushes the boundaries of right and wrong. Ruby surpasses any main character I have read recently. She was strong, relentless and brave. She always had a need to do the right thing to show her worth. It's seemed effortlessly to follow after Ruby's character and her journey.
The power of greed is disturbing. Ruby must find her way while protecting the innocent. I want to say I was fooled by the some of the characters in the book. I had been manipulated.
Manipulation is a word I would use if I had to describe Drought. Truth is hard to find when you are shifting through blood and water. I am adding Pam Bachorz to my favorite author list. If any of her future books are even close to how awesome Drought is. I do plan on reading Candor after getting a taste of Bachorz writing. Drought is setting the par for 2011's books. What a great way to start the year.
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She has also written Candor