Parched by Georgia Clark

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ParchedParched
by Georgia Clark
YA Romantic Sci-Fi
Hardcover, 312 Pages
March 14th 2014 by Holiday House
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Robots, renewable resources, and romance get tangled together in this thrilling futuristic adventure novel about a utopian city struggling to keep its peace.

 

“Bold futurist adventure with unusual romance, riveting action and ominous ecological red flags.” —Kirkus Reviews

 

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Georgia Clark is an Australian writer and performer based in Brooklyn. She is the author of the young adult novels SHE’S WITH THE BAND (Allen & Unwin) and sci-fi/romance PARCHED (Holiday House). Widely published online and in print. Won some awards/grants/residencies. Has a play on at the NY Fringe festival. Pretty keen on cheese plates.

 

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Ani’s Review

Taken at face value, Parched by Georgia Clark was a fun if predictable read. I liked Clark’s writing style but there wasn’t much depth to the story or characters. Main character Tess was more likeable out in the waterless Badlands than in the utopian society of Eden where she became just another angst-ridden teenager. The badlands seemed like a real place with real characters but as soon as the story returns to Eden, the believability of the guards in particular comes into question; the guards who are in the know about the Badlands all just follow orders? Wouldn’t it be more believable if one didn’t agree with Eden’s actions and thus became part of the Kudzu rebellion? As for world building, Eden was pretty well developed in a general sense but the periphery details that come along with great stories were absent. I guess I noticed this because I liked the story a lot and was hoping for more details, character development, and even plot. Always the big question is the AI – artificial intelligence. Are they real people? Are they machines with synthesized feelings? Can they love? Parched by Georgia Clark was an enjoyable and interesting read that gets you thinking about big brother, world domination and what will happen when AI becomes a reality. Appropriate for readers 12+.

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