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City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

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I say that, because one of the big final scenes – an exhausting attack on the kids and their stamina – doesn’t tread lightly on the grounds of danger and threat. In fact, all the children are flawed and there’s a lot of growing up to do along the way; there are lessons to be learned. City of Rust has been shortlisted for the Dudley Children’s Book Award, The Weald Book Award, and The Tower Hamlets Book Award. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

But when junk is all that is left, it becomes a commodity, a currency, a beast that sustains existence as much as it threatens it… You could say that this vision is a direct consequence of our current-day throw-away lifestyle. Sorry, but I was and am with Welt on their issue, Railey was a cheat and I feel like she never fully understood it was wrong.Their bickering sibling-like bond was so special, and I even teared up at a few moments because of it!

Care was absolutely wonderful as a secondary character, as was Laurie, and I defy anyone not to adore Tring, who is an AI NannyBot.Malheureusement, j’ai abandonné ma lecture à la moitié, parce que je n’arrivais pas à m’attacher à la protagoniste et parce que ça manquait cruellement de background ! This well written and imaginative book will keep the reader gripped as they discover if a girl and her gecko, with the two Junker children they meet, save the world from its own trash.

Railey and her pet gecko - Atti- find themselves on an adventure they never expected and are on a mission to save the world from a huge trash bomb from space.Railey is a brilliant heroine and I loved her determination and talent for engineering, but her relationship with Atti was what really endeared me to her, because Atti’s wit and cynicism made him my absolute favourite thing in this. This was a really great book and it kept me entertained but I feel like there was a bit too much going on for it to be really cohesive. A crazed maniac trying to destroy the world, a robotic gecko, some cool characters and a great plot. I got a bit confused at the beginning with Runners, Junkers etc, but eventually things were clarified.

Set in a future where junk orbits the Earth and the privileged have moved to a vast Glass City, the book follows Railey and her pet gecko, Atti. In a distant future, Earth has become so overrun with junk that people have started firing it into the atmosphere, creating a thick layer of trash known as The Soup orbiting the planet. Rescued by a couple of Junker kids, they discover a danger bigger than anything they’d imagined – but can three kids, a gecko and an ancient computer save the world against the huge trash bomb (and its power-crazed creator) threatening to destroy the world?

Gemma Fowler’s world-building is exceptional, and her version of Earth has echoes of Blade Runner, Wall-E and Star Wars.

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