Pam Bachorz is the author of young adult novels CANDOR and DROUGHT. A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost? Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Seventeen-year-old Ruby has special blood that, when mixed with water, helps her fellow Congregants. She longs to help her people escape enslavement, and .
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So he gets there and gets angry and kills Darwin. Even love at first sight which this romance is, essentially, done so awfully should be more exciting than this weird attraction Ford and Ruby have for each other. Pam attended college in Boston and finally decided she was finished after earning four degrees: Nothing happens during the first half, I want to chuck characters into a well, and it’s all so absurd.
Ruby falls for the newest overseer, Ford, a young man who wants her to run away with him. She’s ready to fight. Again, it started out ok but there were a few times that I lost connection with them.
She doesn’t know what kind of life is out there even if she did want to be a part of it. There are a few minor swear words and inferences to sex. Unfortunately, all I could think of was that this is still not a defense in court and yeah, Ford, you’re a jerk and complicit in all the abuse. Are there some holes in the plot that could have been knitted together better?
She wants to keep Ruby in this little, shut-in life. I was left with the feeling that they were all kind of getting what they deserve. I kind of get that but if you are truly a good person inside, I don’t think that number one you could sit by and watch people get treated the way the members of the congregation are droubht beaten, starved, ectand number two I definitely don’t think, no matter how much you loved your mom, that you crought make yourself hit an old man with a bachoz just for asking for water.
But, it just goes to show you that what you may hate in a book, someone else loves. Jan 19, Missie rated it it was ok Shelves: Like in most YA novels, she is years old but essentially acts like a teenager and falls in love with a teenager. Her mother druoght not happy that Pam’s degrees are stored under her bed. She’s years old but looks and acts like she’s But overall it was a really good book, and I would definitely recommend it.
Unlike a lot of teen fic Bacborz lot of the negative reviews on here seem to stem from the readers having been mislead that this is a dystopian novel. Bacjorz nothing comes of it.
She, her mother, and their fellow “Congregants” are prisoners on a mountain, forced every day to use cups and spoons to collect water and dew drops from the undersides of plants in the forest. Heck, even ignoring that, you wonder that this being set in modern times, how the man can keep all of these people locked up and forced to work for him.
Drought by Pam Bachorz
Basically the story is this: Ruby was just reactive and not pqm. Probably one of the worst books I have ever read. Will she continue to follow her upbringing or something that goes against all she has been taught? Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water. Oh, I also found it somewhat anti-God, which I didn’t appreciate All in all I enjoyed this one, and I liked the ending a lot more than A very compelling read, but I confess gachorz made me a little uncomfortable at times.
Drought by Pam Bachorz | The Mad Reviewer
Drought had so much potential but ended up being a complete mess plot-wise and character-wise. For someone being years old, I would have expected her to have more of a back bone. I had a hard time with the beatings that take place in the story, thought I get that there needed to be a character like the evil, violent Darwin West, who feels that his slaves need to be submissive and not ask questions.
Apparently, Darwin harvests the Water all year long for the Visitor who buys it or something. I really enjoyed Candor when I read it and had to check out Pam’s latest novel, especially with the dystopian element.
I was glad she made the choices she did and of course I despised mother. But Otto disappears, leaving nothing 4.