Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to. Weyn’s near-future novel avoids many of the traditional dystopian trappings in Empty. Suzanne Weyn, Scholastic Press, $ (p) ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Empty book by Suzanne Weyn. A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out Civilization has just.
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Preview — Empty by Suzanne Weyn. Empty by Suzanne Weyn. A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out It’s the near future – the very near future – and the fossil fuels are running out. Which means no driving. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to come this fast. An A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out And in the small town of Spring Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death.
There is hope – there has to be hope – just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.
Hardcoverpages. Gwen JonesNiki Barton.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Emptyplease sign up. This is on my son’s school curriculum as a 9th grader! Can you say indoctrination!
According to the book we have 6 years till total collapse! A great example of the liberal mindset! Mugleston Bringing politics onto Goodreads. And by classy I mean very low brow. This is an eventuality for anyone that cares to actually look.
Personally, the writer deserves kudos for being original rather than just going with the cliched.
Da pollytishuuns nuked dah planet. You might see social issues in his work. See all 6 questions about Empty…. Lists with This Book. Jul 15, Aleeshas2 rated it did not like it Shelves: Empty by Suzzane Weyn was a book that I had to force myself to finish.
The overall story bored me to the point that I was skipping many pages at once to get it over with. From the blurb I was expecting a fast moving dystopian sci-fi novel filled with suspenseaction and adventure but instead I found a teenage romance novel with yet another love triangle! Don’t get me wrong, I do like a good romance novel but the romance was anything but good. It was practically dead and well… plain boring. The Empty by Suzzane Weyn was a book that I had to force myself to finish.
The story was poorly developed with barely anything interesting happening. The idea for the dystopian world was obviously plausible but lacked enough detail to give readers the sense that the author gave the idea enough thought.
The time in which scenes occurred was vague, along with details of what exactly happening in the world around them. The story seemed ‘meddled up’being anything but smooth.
I also noticed that Empty was written using the technique of 3rd person omniscient not to be mistaken with 3rd personwhich allows the author to write in 3rd person not concentrating on merely one character but all the characters. Instead she create a story that seemed stilted in paceslightly confusing and annoying to read. Frankly, at the beginning of the book nothing happened besides the characters going on with their daily livesI kept reading in hopes that eventually something would happen.
I didn’t enjoy the characters in the book, they were bland and their dialogue was awkward. The author didn’t work with the setting that she created. For a majority of the novel more focus was given to the personal lives of the characters. Which as a consequence overshadowed the one message that I liked about the book – how dependent we are on things such as oil and gas.
Also, the story ended in a way that seemed unrealistic and almost to easy Despite everything I still managed to finish the book so it might not have been as bad as I made it out to suzannr. The writing is quite straightforward, the characters are consistent, what sings in this novel is the theme. We are, for all intents and purposes, out of oil- it is non-renewable! When the near east, Canada and Alaska run susanne of oil- the US declares war on Argentina to force opening of new oil empfy for our use.
Bolivia, holder of lithium, joins Argentina against dmpty US. At home, 17 year old Gwen is emmpty under the radar, her mom split years ago and she and her older brother Luke are t The writing is quite straightforward, the characters are consistent, what duzanne in this novel is the theme. At home, 17 year old Gwen is living under the radar, her mom split years ago and she and her older brother Luke are trying to keep Gwen out of social services keen eye.
When domestic oil is directed to the war effort and all pumps are empty, social chaos erupts. The cascading effect of our reliance on petroleum is laid bare in the events of the novel.
This is emptt hopeful wake up call sent out at the midnight hour to anyone who will listen. View all 3 comments.
Feb 09, Sue Moro rated it did not like it Shelves: The blurb on the back, and the cover drew me in, but there wasn’t much else to like about this book. The plot weynn interesting, 10 emptyy from now and the planet is running out of fossil fuels.
No driving means supermarkets are empty. The main characters in this book, Tom, Gwen, and Niki are more worried about who is going out with whom, than how they are going to survive. Was a “love triangle” necessary in this book? Their reactions to things, like The blurb on the back, and the cover drew me in, but there wasn’t much else to like about this book. Their reactions to things, like their possible starvation and the destruction of their society, is almost non-existent.
Of utmost importance is whether they should go to the yearly bonfire! As if the dire situation of the planets dwindling supply of fossil fuels, and a war that breaks out between the U. After the cover, this book ran quickly out of gas.
Hitch a ride on some other book, this one won’t take you anywhere. Tof verhaal over een wereld zonder olie. Een zeer beangstigende doch realistische toekomstvisie.
Jammer van de liedesdriehoek, maar de krantenartikels tussen de hoofdstukken maken een hoop goed. De laatste pagina vond ik ietwat belerend, maar desondanks heb ik zeker genoten van dit boek. Empty had van mij nog veel langer mogen duren! Mijn complete recensie lees je op Oog op de Toekomst. Feb 07, Jennifer Rinehart rated it did not like it. I hate to be so harsh, really, I do, I don’t give one star reviews without a lot of soul searching and whining to my pals about what a lovely story this could have beenbut Empty is a great big disappointment to me.
Following are my three reasons for giving this such a low rating; One, the characters are vehicles for exposing the problem of oil scarcity a noble goal but it is so stolidly done that it is hard to like or care for them.
Over and over the reader is subjected to the characters lam I hate to be so harsh, really, I do, I don’t give one star reviews without a lot of soul searching and whining to my pals about what a lovely story this could have beenbut Empty is a great big disappointment to me.
Over and over the reader is subjected to the characters laments over the rising price of lipstick, gasoline, everything under the sun, instead of giving names to the main characters they could have been labeled, ‘average jock teen, angry young man, and shy girl with greasy hair. The characters spend most of their time wandering around hot, sweaty and worried, but the story never really does much to motivate them to do something. Two, frequent interruptions by news reports.
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At first sight, the news reports were a clever choice. The news articles speak of rising unrest, oil scarcity and the game of thrones that is happening as the world fights over the last oil rich reserves.
Teens at school, crushing on their schoolmates, weeyn out with friends, mostly oblivious to the rising storm would have been more believable than teens discussing politics and world events with each other while walking to class. Vy, I can’t tell you what happens at the end, that would be a major spoiler, but by the time I got to the end of the book, I was hoping for a good ending, or at least a fun cliffhanger that would lead into wfyn next book but instead its just the end.
If you absolutely must read this, get it from the library.
Empty by Suzanne Weyn (a Peak Oil Novel for Young Readers)
I had high hopes when I picked up this book. So, yes, “Empty” held a lot of promise for me. Unfortunately what it turned out to I had high hopes when I picked up this book. Unfortunately what it turned out to be was a book that read like a lecture aimed at ten-year-olds or perhaps eight-year-oldscertainly not young adults – although the half-hearted attempt at romance and characters in their later teens seemed to indicate otherwise.
The language and narrative style were so simplistic it was hard to get truly interested and the lecturing, the “message” came through so hard and clear that it occasionally nearly turned me off and I’m by and large a supporter of the ideas being promoted here.