Lynn knows every threat to her pond: drought, a snowless winter, coyotes, and, most importantly, people looking for a drink. She makes sure anyone who comes near the pond leaves thirsty, or doesn't leave at all.
Confident in her own abilities, Lynn has no use for the world beyond the nearby fields and forest. Having a life means dedicating it
to survival, and the constant work of gathering wood and water. Having a pond requires the fortitude to protect it, something Mother taught her well during their quiet hours on the rooftop, rifles in hand.
But wisps of smoke on the horizon mean one thing: strangers. The mysterious footprints by the pond, nighttime
threats, and gunshots make it all too clear Lynn has exactly what they want, and they won’t stop until they get it….
With evocative, spare language and incredible dra
ma, danger, and romance, debut author Mindy McGinnis depicts one girl’s journey in a barren world not so different than our own.
Pages: 309 | Format: Kindle
This was sort of a strange book for me. It took me a while to get into it, which normally would tell me it's going to get a lower rating, but then it got so good, that I thought this one could actually reach top marks. The middle
o f this book, was more than enough to make me overlook the slightly slower beginning.
Then we hit the ending, and honestly, I wasn't a huge fan of the way this book ended. So then I had to, again, rethink how I would rate this book.
There were some things that I loved about this book. I really loved Lynn's development throughout the novel. I thought this was one of the best aspects of the book, as it was done in such a natural, believable way.
There was a wonderful cast of characters, and some great momentum picked up during the mid to late chapters. There were definitely emotional moments, and moments that made me keep turning pages.
So overall, it's a really good book, with a few things that let it down a little for me, but definitely worth picking up.