Review: Empty

26 October 2010

title: Empty
author: Suzanne Weyn
stars: 4 (0.6)
summary: goodreads
review: kirthi
pages:192 pages
recommended: all ages

It's the near future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be.

Nobody expected the end to come this fast. And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.

Teens like Nicki, Tom, and Leila may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again

my thoughts:

This is a real and raw book that brings the vital subject of our possible future, that I think is 75% likely to happen. It's time that we start using green energy; the time for oil must come to an end. Suzanne Weyn brings out every detail of what would happen.

  • good subject
  • real details
  • possible articles that bring the real world more closely together to science fiction
  • facts that prove the "fiction"
  • strong vocab and writing
  • well plotted-out plot
  • characters weren't that developed (not enough pages to add on to, I guess)
  • unlikely ending
  • not enough pages to cover all the necessary parts of a good book
  • too many characters
As you can see, my Pros outnumber my Cons, proving that the book was good. I can say that I'm partial towards this subject because I believe in climate change, and that oil is a serious problem that needs to be stopped. Ergo, Suzanne Weyn is kind of a hero, being one of the few dystopian YA authors who has had the courage to write on this viewpoint.

5 thoughts:

  1. Oh, good! I just ordered this book and am glad to hear that there are more pros than cons. I can't wait to read it!

  2. This looks like an awesome Dystopian novel, I can't wait to get the oppurtunity to read it!

  3. . . . hmm
    it sounds like the tv show "THE COLONY"
    i need to start watching that. . .
    u should to kirthi
    but . . .
    on the book . . .
    i would say . . .. . not that intresting. . . . .
    cause its a little town.
    not that important.
    now if that happened to NEW YORK
    or TOKYO
    that would be intresting.
    more info
    more things going on.
    more . . . . . DIDEM would read it
    not the one u did a review on

  4. No heat? I think I'd like that. :)
    Great review! Seems like a wonderful futuristic read. :)

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