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When a strange rain falls bearing a fatal, contagious disease, Ruby finds herself alone with the only drinkable water quickly running out
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks Fire, [2014]
ISBN: 9781492615323
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm
Call Number: Y BERGIN, V


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SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018


A great novel idea that was very poorly executed.

Apr 27, 2016

H20 had a great premise. The idea of the water being deadly is absolutely terrifying because it is such a necessity. How, then, the author managed to take a great horror plot, and turn it into a yawnfest of epic proportions is mind-boggling. Pretty much the only nice thing about the author’s writing is that she didn’t wrap everything up into a happily ever after at the end.

I understand that the target audience is teenagers, therefore I should have probably expected that the writing would be shallow. I mean, everyone knows that teens don’t think serious thoughts at all right? I think this is one of those novels that made me angry because the author had the perfect topic to really craft a truly terrifying story that would burn itself into the reader’s brain, and instead she makes … this. Oh, and she pulled the dead baby card to make things more horrifying. That right there told me most of what I needed to know about the story, but I hoped that maybe she’d pull something epic and change my mind. Nope, it was as weak as I’d expected it to be after that.

H20 in a few sentences: “Well, the rain came, and it was bad and almost everyone died, but I spent a lot of time on my hair and makeup to try to make sure I looked nice during the apocalypse. Still didn’t get a boyfriend, though. Not even the super nerdy guy that, like, no one in their right mind would like anyways.” Yeah, that’s a fairly accurate synopsis. I think even the most shallow of teens – which I don’t think the lead character was – probably wouldn’t have spent that much time talking about killer high heels, sequined dresses, and getting an absolutely horrible spray-tan. Wish I was joking about those topics frequently recurring but… nope.

Overall, H20 couldn’t even make a splash in my world. It was more the equivalent a shallow, rancid puddle

black_cat_1378 Jun 13, 2015

An interesting take on the end of the world, a MUST read.


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Apr 12, 2015

Sexual Content: Within the first chapter, Ruby is kissing a boy in a hot tub (wearing only her underwear). It can be implied that worse happens later, but I did not read past the scene.


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