Author: Susan Kim
This is my 89th read for the year
This is the third and final book in the Wasteland Trilogy. Esther and her friends are now in control of the District - Montreal. Tucked safe from the outside world and the harmful rains, the group settles into a pattern of daily life. They have a flourishing garden, a way to clean the water, and plenty of food to eat. However a leader of another group - Gideon - wants more power. And with that power comes danger for the whole group. Esther and her friends must figure out how to protect themselves and their way of life.
This book was the worst of the three. It was all over the place. It moved in jerking forward motion - sometimes leaping without any kind of warning. A lot of things didn't make sense. When a 9 year old gains power of the group, you are left wondering how. Esther wants to be "partnered" so many times it will make your head spin. The book wraps up nicely a bit into the future, which I will give it credit for. But overall - just poor writing.