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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Instead of telling us the story, mepty was basically a “don’t do this or this will happen” story, which kind of made me not care because it was forced. Are wuzanne an aspiring author who lacks confidence that your manuscript can cut the mustard with a publisher? The author didn’t work with the setting that she created. He left him a sailboat. The overall story bored me to the point that I was skipping many pages at once to get it over with.

Summaries and Excerpts: Empty / Suzanne Weyn.

Tof verhaal over een wereld zonder olie. More on the blog: Heat and electricity were very hard to get without oil. It took me about 2 weeks to read this. I am starring at the book right this minute and wondering why I let its aesthetic appeal, well, appeal to me. Of utmost importance is whether they should go to the yearly bonfire! An A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out I’d LOVE to see a dystopia novel where everyone breaks out their vague memories of “Little House on the Prairie” emtpy 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.

I felt as if I was learning about oil and what the world would be like rather than reading an actual empt The back of the book was more interesting than the whole story. The story was about the worlds oil running out. Most of the children and adolescents I work with are completely clueless on world issues. You might see social issues in his work.


The survivalist aspect of the book is what impressed me the most and, I confess made me wonder how I would survive and provide for my family bu such a disaster. She stored a flashlight earlier.

Most of the characters in this book were fairly simple in terms of characterization. Nicki and her family are falling apart from this situation.

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Gwen JonesNiki Barton. Aside from the cover which I find intriguing, but I don’t know how teens would find itI don’t see a whole lot of teen appeal unless they have a particular interest in suzaanne fuels. We learn, among other things, about building rainwater harvesting systems, implementing non-fossil fuel-based transport schemes, keeping bt cool with root cellars, powering homes with wind turbines and combating the GMO seed racket through the use of organic farming practices.

May 19, Jennifer Wardrip rated it really liked it Shelves: To change this weynn, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance. Niki said to Tom she likes him.

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

Books by Suzanne Weyn. 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?

Oct 23, Seth rated it did not like it. She very much enjoys rethinking these classic tales from an original point suzqnne view, always looking for the real psychological underpinning of the story.

The Empty by Suzzane Weyn was a book that I had to force myself to finish. It felt more like a life lesson than it did a novel to sit back and enjoy.

Over and over the reader is subjected to the characters lam 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. Mugleston Bringing politics onto Goodreads.

Mar 02, Darcy Leerhoff rated it really liked it Shelves: Wyen author gives us a bleak yet inspiring look into a possible future. This book is such an eyeopener and I actually found myself freaking qeyn more and more while reading it.


The characters were dist I picked away at this book a few months back, just reading a few pages here and there. But in the end, it felt more like a lesson auzanne a story.

The town was flooded and people had to travel by boat. 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. Which means no driving. Niki’s dad goes on a rampage and shatters an antique chair and throws it in the fire place because he can’t get a job in the distressed economy. There is hope – there has to be hope – just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought.

Suzanne now lives in upper New York State with her husband, two teen daughters and Abby the cat. At least it provides abundant food for thought. Unfortunately what it turned out to I had high hopes when I picked up this book.

Weyn also uses the disaster scenario as an opportunity to present some salient facts about climate change, including how higher sea-surface temperatures give rise to ever more extreme weather events. I’m all about young heroines but besides the Curtin’s the adults were worthless. When domestic oil is directed to the war effort and all pumps are empty, social chaos erupts.

Items borrowed from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan are dependent on the policies of the lending library. This is a hopeful wake up call sent out at the midnight hour to anyone who will listen.

But if rationing has been going on for some time, why does the sudden blackout slam the characters into complete, dumbfounded confusion?