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Review - Restoring Harmony - Joelle Anthony

Restory Harmony by Joelle Anthony
Published on 13th May 2010 by Putnam Juvenile

The year is 2041, and sixteen-year-old Molly McClure has lived a relatively quiet life on an isolated farming island in Canada, but when her family fears the worst may have happened to her grandparents in the US, Molly must brave the dangerous, chaotic world left after global economic collapse—one of massive oil shortages, rampant crime, and abandoned cities.

Molly is relieved to find her grandparents alive in their Portland suburb, but they’re financially ruined and practically starving. What should’ve been a quick trip turns into a full-fledged rescue mission. And when Molly witnesses something the local crime bosses wishes she hadn’t, Molly’s only way home may be to beat them at their own game. Luckily, there’s a handsome stranger who’s willing to help.

Restoring Harmony is a riveting, fast-paced dystopian tale complete with adventure and romance that readers will devour.

This is a sweet little book which is well worth a look. The ideas are fresh and original and wholly believable.

The story follows the journey of Molly as she is sent by her family to find her grandparents to bring them back to Canada in a near future world in which there is no oil, little electricity and a variety of other problems caused by the greed of humans. The government has collapsed and the world is essentially run by mobs (I don't think that is the right word, I also want to say mafia but I don't think that is it either)

It is a quick and easy read which I felt was probably aimed at a slightly younger Young adult audience. The story goes along at a nice little pace and is reasonably engaging throughout. Molly is a sweet character who is quite likeable. The situations she faces are quite believable as all the things she encounters are things that could realistically happen in the forseeable future if nothing is done about global warming and finding renewable enery resources.

Not the best book I've read this year it certainly didn't wow me as I was going through but definately pleasant enough and original.


Aleksandra said…
Sounds fun :) I'm adding it to my tbr list :)