Friday, March 18, 2011
Empty by Suzanne Weyn
In the very near future oil reserves have been nearly completely exhausted and gas sells for 80 dollars a gallon. The United States is at war with Venezuela in order to get the oil they claim still exists there. But life at home is unrecognizable. Without oil there is no energy to heat or cool houses. Food can't be delivered to grocery stores so people are starving. Medicines are also in short supply because of the cost of transportation. And global warming has led to a super hurricane which wipes out whatever amenities people still had. Four teens have to work together to find a way to survive in this new world.