The story follows Alyssa and Kelton, two well-off/comfortable Californian teens, as they navigate a world without water. This near future dystopia was initially capitivating – it’s a terrifying version of California that isn’t really that far from our current world.
Ida and Engen’s 13-year-old friendship is altered when the death of their friend comes between them. Engen, guilt-ridden over Janelle’s passing, has become violent. Ida, in her grief, attempts to fill the loss with a one-night stand, which leaves her pregnant. As punishment, their parents force them to join a program called Youth of AmericaContinue reading “Review | New Beginnings by Janet Olson”