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When the Floods Came by Clare Morrall
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When the Floods Came felt very realistic - both the tech and the world. The UK population has been desolated by a virus. Most people have flocked together to create a community in Brighton but there are still people like Roza's family who live isolated but still in contact through the online world. They are very secretive about their home and where they live which makes sense because they are isolated and quite vulnerable. Roza works remotely for a company overseas - the virus never crossed the seas so the rest of the countries in the world survived and now send aid to the UK.

I loved the first part of the book, finding out about the world and what has happened to leave this family so isolated. But when Aashay turns up it moves away into more of a psychological thing. Though I can't understand why they were so taken in - Aashay's charming personality does not come across on paper at all and neither does his scary, dark side.

The part about the missing children and the way the family had "adopted" a child never went anywhere. It always seemed like it was building up to something sinister but by the end, this thread had been dropped. It's a shame because this was more interesting than the story about

If this had stayed a story about a family trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world where children are in danger of being kidnapped I probably would have loved it but I wasn't sold on the addition of Aashay.
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Reading Progress

December 12, 2018 – Started Reading
December 12, 2018 – Shelved
December 12, 2018 –
page 132
37.5%
December 13, 2018 –
page 165
46.88%
December 16, 2018 – Shelved as: sci-fi
December 16, 2018 – Shelved as: post-apocalyptic
December 16, 2018 – Finished Reading
January 22, 2019 – Shelved as: reviewed

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