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The Rosie Black Chronicles: Genesis
By Lara Morgan (Australian author)
Summary from Goodreads.
Five hundred years into the future, the world is a different place. The Melt has sunk most of the coastal cities and Newperth is divided into the haves, the “Centrals”; the have-nots, the “Bankers”; and the fringe dwellers, the “Ferals”.
Rosie Black is a Banker. When Rosie finds an unusual box, she has no idea of the grave consequences of her discovery. A mysterious organisation wants it – and will kill to get it.
Forced to rely on two strangers, Rosie is on the run. But who can she trust? Pip, the too attractive Feral, or the secretive man he calls boss?
This is a YA dystopian science fiction book, full of action and adventure. While it begins on Earth, it moves to outer space and Mars. It was recommended to me by one of my students. It is the first of a trilogy and I will definitely read Equinox the next one very soon. I think the third still not have been published. If students have enjoyed The Hunger Games or Divergent they will like this one. I would say it is intended for slightly younger readers than those two books, however all ages will enjoy it. A book I am happy to share with my Year 7 and 8 class.
This coming week I will be reading Bigger than a Bread Box by Laurel Snyder.