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Empty by Suzanne Weyn
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May 15, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: thought-provoking, young-adult, fiction
Read from April 27 to 29, 2012 , read count: 1

Ten years from now the world's oil and gasoline gauge is showing empty - what happens next?

Suzanne Weyn's young adult book focuses on a group of diverse high schoolers who end up facing the global shortages (of every kind) and resulting violence, and climate change that has resulted from over-use and over-dependency on oil and gasoline in the past.

Almost a novelisation of Jeff Rubin's "Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller: Oil and the End of Globalization", is a good example of why fiction can be more powerful than non-fiction.

As entertainment reading, I don't find it that fun. As a story that can be used to illustrate and teach young adults (main points: "Why didn't we do this earlier?" And "We can still make a difference."), it does reasonably well.

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