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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If you absolutely must read this, get it from the library. Mar 09, Avery rated suzannne liked it. Filter by Audio Video All content. The characters also annoyed me a little from the dumb decisions made.

It is a short read, but because of the dry plot and the blandness of characters the reading took a bit longer than I expected. I would rate this book four stars because it was excellently written, but it gave me anxiety about the world ending.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn (a Peak Oil Novel for Young Readers)

It was practically dead and well… plain boring. And then they kiss together. For a majority of the novel more focus was given to the personal lives of the characters. 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. A lot of this falls on the parents, who are also content inside their bubbles, but hopefully books like these will offer some insight.

I’d LOVE to see a dystopia novel where everyone breaks out their vague memories of “Little House on the Prairie” and of childhood boy scout lessons, and then people start experimenting with boiling water on the charcoal grill for bathwater, and figuring out how to cook food in their fireplace, but all we ever get from “Empty” is lectures masquerading as dialogue, teenagers crushing on each other, and everyone being completely clueless and helpless. Want to Read saving….


Empty by Suzanne Weyn

Mulder, Michelle, Published: Despite everything I still managed to finish the book so it might not have been as bad as I made it out to be. Some of it did seem to sermonize on the US dependence on oil.

Oct 06, Jacquelyn rated it did not like it. We learn, among other things, about building rainwater harvesting systems, implementing non-fossil fuel-based transport schemes, keeping food cool with root cellars, powering homes with wind turbines and combating the GMO seed racket through the use of organic farming practices.

I wish I could like it more. The characters were so flat and this book was a waste of my time. The suzann gives us a bleak yet inspiring look into a possible future.

I hope another people can have the different ways of thinking and opinion with me: Add Tag No Tags, Be the first qeyn tag this record! The overall story bored me to the point that I was skipping many pages at once to get it over with. I could say that this book is realistic fiction because this actually could happen in the future so i would not cosider it non fiction but i believe is realistic fiction because this actually could happen if you see whats going on in the world right wetn.

If you’re too lazy to write your book so that it makes sense, why should I bother to listen to any of the ideas you put forth? And, to complicate things, two recent hurricanes have joined forces to become one mega-hurricane, wiping out coastal xuzanne and heading farther inland than anyone could ever imagine.

Menu Resilience Building a world of resilient communities. 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.


Instead she create a story that seemed stilted in paceslightly confusing and annoying to read. A few of the second-tier characters had the potential to be interesting, but they got sadly little attention. Jammer van de liedesdriehoek, maar de krantenartikels tussen de hoofdstukken maken een hoop goed.

And I wish there was something nicer I could say about it, especially since the author seemed to do a good deal of research on the world’s nonrenewable resources. The story was poorly developed with barely anything interesting happening.

Tom starts to like Gwen, but is worried that Carlos and Gwen have something going. The main conflict i would have to say has to be the superhurricane OscPearl that hit Sage Valley Gwen finds a Whippershaft something like that with food and they help out the community by donating the food for the people that mostly need it and also at end theres an altircation between Sage Valley and Marietta because Marietta feels that they need food to and nobody has given them any and they get mad and cause a mini war with Sage Valley.

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. Read this review at Smash Attack Reads! The subject of oil dependence is an important one, and it deserves a better novel than this. The plot itself was okay, the subject matter interesting but it just did not have enough to really engage me as a reader. And speaking of the Curtin’s, the just happen to be all knowing about alternate energy.