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H2O Series, Book 1

by Bergin, Virginia

Format: Kindle Book 2015
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In the first book in a terrifying post-apocalyptic duology, it's in the rain...and just one drop will kill you.27 is a number Ruby hates. It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive. Don't miss the breathless conclusion to the H2O duology, THE STORM.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "There's a space bacterium raining down on England, infesting the water supply and fatally infecting everyone it touches. Through a mix of careful planning and sheer luck, 15-year-old Ruby Morris is one of the lone survivors, teaming up with a nerdy classmate and a traumatized mute girl to find her father in London. Writing from Ruby's perspective, debut novelist Bergin treats the story as the girl's recollection of the history of the epidemic and a handbook of sorts for other survivors. But Ruby's character development remains stunted even through life-altering trauma and devastation. Despite the deaths of Ruby's baby "brother-brat beloved," her mother, and all her friends, as well as becoming the caretaker for several dogs and a young girl, Ruby shows little growth. She is so preoccupied with her appearance that she stops for a makeover amid the chaos, lugs around cosmetics, and loots designer duds instead of focusing on potable water and protective gear. Although the most accessible characters are often flawed, Ruby becomes increasingly unsympathetic as the story progresses. Ages 14-up. Agent: Louise Lamont, LBA Books. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Young Adult Literature
Young Adult Fiction
Science Fiction
Publisher Sourcebooks2015
Language English
ISBN 9781492606550