Tuesday, 16 September 2014

I Need An Umbrella!

This week I had been reading the book, "The Rain" by Virginia Bergin. The book itself is based upon survival when there is poisonous water in the skies. It is centred around a girl called Ruby Morris who lives a life of partying and not caring much apart from the love interest Caspar McCloud. To be upfront, I didn't like her. The fact that she was always assuming that her friends are alive and her mobile is more important than her or her families survival is extremely selfish. Seriously, who would think that your friends are still alive after they have been touched by poisonous rain? I don't think so. The fact that realisation finally kicked into her later in the novel was probably the best event throughout the whole story.

Genre: Survival, Thriller, Dystopian
Publisher: Macmillan children's books
Year Of Publish: 2014
Pages: 384
The book itself. What's the forecast for today?

So, what is my general view of the whole book? What do I rate it? Should I plan to get the next instalment, "The Storm" next year? Or is it something that is not worth anybody as well as my time? Here is my critique:  Never in my dreams am i going to buy its sequel, even if i were paid to. It felt more like a chore than to read in my own free time because i want to. Before i go on any further with this moaning i must say i give the whole book a 2 stars. That's probably quite generous! Please, for yourselves if you value your lives and reading routine don't pick this up! In fact avoid this writer entirely, trust me it's for you're own good.

The point that i'm trying to make is that well, Ruby is rude to everyone who seems to care about her and try and keep her safe. But she just shoves it back in their face. Well, nice stereotyping Ms Bergin! You know not every teenager acts this way. I know i certainly don't, it's just manners.

This below is what is meant to be the trailer for this book. I hope i don't torture you too much...

I think that is enough of a rant for this week. I'm probably boring your socks off already. Now it's your turn to make a judgment. I hope that you will be able to agree!

Interested? Want to find out more? Here is that special link to her website. Click Here

So what do you think? Have you read it yet? I want to hear from YOU! I'm now signing off and you'll hear from me next week!


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