Spill Zone, by New York Times Best Selling Author, Scott Westerfeld, is an interesting book. I admittedly, wasn’t sure of it when I first started reading it, but then I became very interested in how the story would turn out in the end, and I’d love to read book two. ‘Cause I really want to know the complete ending!
It’s geared for teens, and as such, you’ll want to be mindful of language issues if letting your younger children read it. I didn’t care the swearing, and that almost turned me off the book, but I kept reading because I wanted to know what would happen next.
The images aren’t the grainy ones I’ve come to expect from many graphic novels, but are clear, well drawn, and carefully coloured.
The story follows Addison (Addie) as she ventures into her hometown taking pictures to sell to help support her and her sister. She’s not supposed to go into her hometown ever since the disaster, but one has to find a way to support oneself eh?
Entering the Spill Zone is dangerous indeed but Addie has developed rules in order to stay safe. These rules sustain her life. Then an offer she can’t hardly refuse comes her way. Is it worth breaking the rules? You’ll have to read it yourself to find the answer to that!
It’s not a light happy read this book, it has this dark overtone, and you’re left wondering…there’s got to be a bad guy, who is it? What is it? Is it in the Spill Zone or is it COMING to the Spill Zone? Will Addie and her sister be safe?
These are the questions I want answered…where oh where is book two?? Book one did an excellent job of setting me up. 🙂
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Reviewed for: Raincoast Books.
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