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People like us.

A planet like ours.

Where five out of every ten teenagers won't live to see twenty-one.

For Young Adults of all ages, these are stories of the Flood.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Starshy
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Karen Eisenbrey
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review of Mermaids by Lucy Middlemass, Simon Paul Wilson, Evangeline Jennings, Fiona Haven, Pippa Whitethorn, C. J. O’Shea, and T. S. W. Sharman

Like Heathers, the first Young Adult fiction collection from the Pankhearst Writers Collective, Mermaids is a themed set of stories by different authors. This time out, a more detailed theme leads to closer connections among the stories so that Mermaids is nearly a collaborative novel. (Or rather, the first volume; volume 2, “Moremaids,” will follow soon
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Adam Oster
As with all short story collections, you'll find that some stories work for you and some don't. But, this collection is different than many in that instead of a vague theme, these stories all work on a very solid high concept idea: What if there was a big flood?


I have to admit that although many of the stories in Mermaids weren't quite my preferred style of storytelling, I was impressed throughout at the epic scope each of these tales had, while still keeping themselves rather brief. Many of the
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Angelika Rust
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
I suppose the first thing that comes to mind if I were asked to describe this book is, raw power. In a disturbingly realistic dystopian version of our world, where climate change made the Poles melt and earth is flooded, people are struggling to survive on nothing but their own ingenuity. A collection of short stories, each author supplied their own unique view of what might happen, and how our world might look like. The sad truth is, it wouldn't make us better people.
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