Posted in 2014-2015 Club, Not Mock Newbery

Parched, by Georgia Clark

Parched2Summary:  In sixteen-year-old Tessendra Rockwood’s world, natural resources are at an all-time low. Most remaining supplies are funneled into Eden, known as the “powerful city of shining abundance,” while citizens of the surrounding Badlands eat gelatinous gray porridge and drink reddish iron water.  Tess was born an Edenite, but after the death of her scientist mother she decides to combat this inequality by joining a rebel group called Kudzu. Together they uncover a shocking government plot to carry out genocide in the Badlands using artificial intelligence. Unfortunately, Tess has some complicated ties to the project that test her loyalty.

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One thought on “Parched, by Georgia Clark

  1. This was the first book I read while starting book club and in my opinion the best. The story plot was unique, the setting was unique and the characters were very complex. I loved turning the page to read more because you never knew what would happen next. My critique was the language. Meaningless profanity made it less enjoyable. It also stated 12+ but in my opinion its more 14-ish. Her (Tess Rockwood) flashbacks contained implied content that probably wouldn’t be appropriate for younger readers. I think it has been taken off and even though I vote no for Newberry, its still an amazing read.

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