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Drought

Drought A young girl thirsts for love and freedom but at what cost Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers Escape from the backbreaking work of gatheri

  • Title: Drought
  • Author: Pam Bachorz
  • ISBN: 9781606841853
  • Page: 429
  • Format: ebook
  • A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved When Ruby meets Ford an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer she longs to run awA young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water Escape from living as if it is still 1812, the year they were all enslaved When Ruby meets Ford an irresistible, kind, forbidden new Overseer she longs to run away with him to the modern world where she could live a normal teenage life Escape with Ford would be so simple But if Ruby leaves, her community is condemned to certain death She, alone, possesses the secret ingredient that makes the Water so special her blood and it s the one thing that the Congregation cannot live without.Drought is the haunting story of one community s thirst for life, and the dangerous struggle of the only girl who can grant it.

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    1. I'm just going to explain the entire thing, because the book's not worth reading.Ruby longs to escape from the only life she knows, as part of the Congregation ruled by a terrible Overseer who demands the special Water they collect that provides immortality. But only a select few know that it's Ruby's blood that makes the Water special. Also she's 200 years old, falls in love, and her father may be Jesus.This is your typical teenage girl-in-repressive-society-starts-thinking-for-herself thing. R [...]

    2. Ruby is a teenager, but one who has been growing up for a long time. A very long time. She, her mother, and their fellow "Congregants" are prisoners on a mountain, forced every day to use cups and spoons to collect water and dew drops from the undersides of plants in the forest. They are rarely fed, and if they don't meet their daily quota, the beatings are usually brutal and severe, and almost exclusively focused on Ruby's mother. But that is OK, because every night, Ruby treats her with some o [...]

    3. Argh. Just. Argh to this entire book. It has a somewhat (sorta, anyway) interesting concept, but the execution falls flat on its face, and I pretty much want to punt every single character in this book somewhere far away from me. Basically the story is this: The main character, Ruby, is part of this cult-like group (her Congregation) that is being held prisoner (basically slaves) for Darwin and his group of Overseers. The Congregation goes out every day to collect water from leaves/plants/etc; b [...]

    4. A lot of the negative reviews on here seem to stem from the readers having been mislead that this is a dystopian novel. It is not, and was not intended to be. Instead it's an interesting play on the vampire/paranormal romance genre mixed with a realistic cult story. The book raises a lot of questions: What is faith? Are our motivations for what we do noble or selfish, and how can we be sure? What is love, and what happens when it is withheld, taken for granted, or abused?Unlike a lot of teen fic [...]

    5. Drought is not one of the best books that I have read lately. There were some serious crises in world-building, character development and plotting. I was so disappointed. :( Ruby is an engaging and likable protagonist. She does seem to know the difference between right and wrong, and she rebels against this society that she is a part of. When I first picked this book up, I thought it was going to be a dystopian - not the case - and was kind of confused as to why the entire situation was happenin [...]

    6. This one was a hard one to rate for me. It almost got two stars just for the way it ended. it had a fairly interesting premise and started out ok, it just left me unfulfilled as a reader. it could have been sooooo much better, I just felt it was written poorly overall and the author jumped around, had things not quite believable, and way way too many questions left unanswered.Don't read ahead if you don't want any spoilers, and I seem to have more to say about a book that I didn't like as much t [...]

    7. From Book Brats!The Village meets slavery meets a cult? Trust me, it sounds a LOT more interesting than it ends up being.As you might have guessed, I was rather interested in this book based on the plot alone. Yes, it has bad reviews on and , but it does not live up to the promise the plot gives. In fact, it falls flat thanks to 1.) stupid characters, 2.) implausible plot developments, and 3.) an ending that wrapped up 400 pages worth of action in 10 minutes.Ruby has lived her entire life livin [...]

    8. Ok firstly, I am VERY surprised at the bad reviews this book's gotten, I personally thought it would be a huge hit.So I'm just going to go ahead and voice my opinion.I honestly believe, this is one of the best young adult novels I have read. I am not one who cries during books, or laughs even. I manage to maintain a straightforward poker face whether I am reading a book authored by Khaled Hosseini or Louise Rennison. Drought however, seemed to bring out the complete emotion package in me. I went [...]

    9. I really liked this book but it could have been SO MUCH better!!! Okay, there are some major questions that are left unanswered. HUGE ones. First one: What the heck is she? Second one: What the hell happened to Otto?Third: Who is the Vistor?Fourth: What happens to the water that is collected?Another problem I had was that Ford did not find out the truth about her age for one thing! Nor did he believe her about her blood. And don't get me started on her Mother. What a bitch! Pissed me off! as did [...]

    10. I couldn't put it down but many things were left unexplained.her blood, Otto, What Old Testament they read from, how the village was never questioned

    11. Drought (2011) set in another coercive Keep-like enclave follows its young protagonist's romance-driven escape attempt.

    12. Drought was almost a DNF for me. It was as dry as its title implies.It always makes me feel bad when I have to report that a book bored me to death, but I will *try* to be level headed with Drought instead of becoming a ranting bull.First thing I have to ask is, Where the heck was the world building? I feel that Bachorz completely dropped the ball on this. Readers are thrust into isolation, along with the characters, wondering how did this situation come to be and why and where is this taking pl [...]

    13. Drought is a vaguely dystopian novel about a group of people held hostage away from civilization for 200 years. Tortured and worked to death (if not for the Water they collect), The Congregation patiently waits for their savior Otto. Ruby, Otto's daughter, is placed in the impossible position of having to chose between love and freedom or loyalty to those that depend on her.Ruby's romance story line is the one very real feeling aspect of Drought. She and Ford come together in a way that is natur [...]

    14. My thoughtsDrought, the second book by author Pam Bachorz is not a happy go lucky story. It is dark and twisted. It left me cringing and covering my eyes with despair, yet I could not stop reading. The story takes place in modern times, though it is hard to tell. The main characters, or Congregation, live under the control of a tyrant named Darwin West. This is probably one of the scariest villains I have read in YA literature. The man is evil. Ruby, the heroine, and other members of the congreg [...]

    15. I kept waiting and waiting for Ruby to take a standd it never came. I feel as though I wasted a whole afternoon on something that could've been great but just never got there. The whole pseudo-religion/cult thing just didn't work for me with the way the plot was laid out. I get that Otto is never coming back, but so much else is left unanswered.There were no descriptions as to why/how the townspeople knew they had special "Water" when they were first enslaved and that really bothered me. And we [...]

    16. Drought follows Ruby, a girl with blood that heals. Ruby is the Daughter of Otto, her cult's leader who has left his flock. The congregation willingly allows themselves to be enslaved and beaten as they gather Water (water pulled off plants with a Drop of Ruby's blood which makes it magical so they can live almost forever). The group takes a drop of Water as communion and wait for Otto's return.I was excited by the initial premise of this book but after a hundred pages of rolling my eyes at the [...]

    17. Great book, totally original premise and something I've never encountered before. Unfortunately, the litany of unanswered questions ruined it for me. I just don't find that to be a satisfying read. I could list it out, but I don't want to spoil anything. It's well written, a good pace, a completely new premise and worth reading. I did note a few places where the wrong name was used (Darwin instead of Otto!!) which was very confusing. I got this copy from my local library.

    18. Probably one of the worst books I have ever read. The plot, characters, background, and everything was just terribly written. I do not recommend this book.

    19. 4.5 stars see full review at fireandicephoto/2Drought describes a group of congregants led by Sula Prosser, a woman raised by a trapper father and no mother. Soon after Sula falls in love with Darwin West and becomes engaged to him near the year 1820, her father returns home from the woods with a man named Otto following him. Sula's love for Darwin dies when she meets the new stranger whose blood has the power to heal and prolong life. But Otto disappears, leaving nothing more than a box behind [...]

    20. You would think that Ruby lives during the 1800s by the way she is treated, but DROUGHT is set in modern day America. Ruby and the rest of the Congregation are enslaved to man named Darwin West, and only live to do one thing, gather water. They scrape the water drops off every blade of grass and dewy leaf using only a spoon. Whether they have to fill a whole cup or two, this is the only life they know, day in and day out. Darwin makes their existence nearly intolerable. He is a tyrant, a brute, [...]

    21. 2.5 starsI'll admit that I was really drawn to Drought because of it's captivating cover, the setting and by the author. Pam's writing is one that makes you think, and believe me, I thought a lot while reading Drought. This book really threw me for a surprise, but not in the way I was expecting. From the moment the story starts I felt like I was thrown into the middle of the woods where the story is set, in complete isolation. Like Ruby, I have no idea what year it is or what's going on with the [...]

    22. Drought is a Science-Fiction type book in which the main character Ruby has to help her colony. What's so weird about this? Ruby is 200 years old and has the body and attitude of a 17 year old girl, her father Otto left the community many years before, they are a special community because the only reason the people is living for so long is because Ruby and Otto have special Blood that they put into the peoples Water to help heal any injury no matter how big or small and keeps them from getting s [...]

    23. Why I read this: I really enjoyed Candor when I read it and had to check out Pam's latest novel, especially with the dystopian element.Plot: I thought this was quite a unique book. It's about an almost cult-like community that worships this man named Otto, who happens to be the father of Ruby. He abandoned them to the cruelty of Darwin West, who uses them to harvest Water, which helps to cure wounds and make people live longer. That being said, it was hard to wrap my head around what was going o [...]

    24. Drought has been on the edges of my reading radar for a while. For probably three or four months before its release, I had it on my to read list because I was interested in what appeared to be a fascinating dystopian world with a clear water conservation/environmentalism message. When January rolled around and I couldn't find the book (and I saw its lukewarm reviews) I decided to let it drop off my to read list and focus on other things. When "Dystopian February" rolled around, and drought was f [...]

    25. Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation, the slaver, Darwin West and his cruel overseers, and the killing work of gathering Water. Water is what keeps the congregants alive for hundreds of years. It has incredible healing properties. Unfortunately, it is not the water, scraped from leaves and plants with spoons and collected cup by cup by the slaves, that keeps everyone alive, but the secret ingredient that is added to the water – drops of Ruby’s blood. Nobody but the congregants’ elders [...]

    26. SUMMARY:Ruby and her mother, along with some people from their village, are in the Congregation. A group of Otto (their version of a Messiah) worshipers who live out in the woods under the control of Darwin West, who forces them to harvest "special" water that has age defying and healing properties so that he can make a handsome profit. Little does he know that the water is only special because Ruby's (and Otto's) blood is special. When Darwin West hires a new enforcer that needs the money to he [...]

    27. Review on blog Drought is one of the first stand-alone novels I've read in a long time. At least, it seems to be a stand-alone novel for now. I know I say this with quite a lot of books, but I loved it. From start to finish, it was a beautiful, heartfelt ride. I felt I could connect with Ruby, the protagonist, through out most of the events. Even the bad guy - Darwin West - had cruelty that could be imagined. It's not the type that's impossible in this world, if you get my meaning. I really like [...]

    28. Ruby, a teenage girl, has the power to keep a whole enslaved Congregation alive. She has sacred blood that gives water healing qualities, and the community relies on her. Meeting Ford, a kind Overseer, Ruby’s feelings grow for him, and they realize that escape from Darwin West’s cruel world is possible. As Ruby struggles to keep the Congregation and herself alive, she has to decide if she is more loyal to them, with their faithful ways, or herself. This book made me connect to “The Hunger [...]

    29. I absolutely loved "Drought". It was a great novel that I highly recommend. I was actually pretty upset to finish the book, I felt I was missing many answers, I definitely didn't find the ending satisfying, I just wanted more!The book took place maybe a few year in the future in a small village outside a big city. The book focuses on Ruby's choice between her people and her heart. It was interesting to see how the characters stayed loyal to Otto (their God) through the roughest times believing h [...]

    30. Ok so I really liked this book but I have to admit it was not only confusing but a little weird which I'll explain so get ready for spoilers(duh) because here they come.So I didn't really understand what the congregation was I assumed it was some kind of cult but I never actually understood if her blood was actually magic like it was because it saved her super dreamy boyfriend dude but then it was like confusing and stuff. Then her mother was basically a bitter old lady who was obsessed over som [...]

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