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This review is from: Exodus (Paperback)
This is a great book. It is based on a world in the future which has been drastically affected by global warming. Mara - the main character, lives on an island that is drowning but none of the inhabitants want to face up to the fact that the floods will not stop and that they will either have to leave or die. Mara finds out about the 'new world' These ar elike islands but are raised up off of the ground and close to the sky to escape flooding. She finds this out by searching cyberspace - a bit like the internet I would suppose. And she finds a Fox who tells her that he lives on a new world called 'New Mungo'. Eventually she manages to pursuade her island to leave and head there which tehy do but in the journey her family die. When she gets there she manages to sneak in with the help of her new urchin friend 'Wing' named after her lost island. She manages to get into the actual new mungo but finds that it wasn't what she had expected and she doesn't like it and plans to take the refugees to a new land that she has found. She manages tofind Fox and they fall in love. But even together will they be able to pull it off and will Mara be able to leave Fox?
This is a brilliant book. It really makes you think about the problem of Global warming and what affact it will have on the planet. It is a tale of Love, Loss, Adventure and Mystery. A brilliant read for anyone who is 12 and up!