Supermarkets are empty. Malls have shut down. Life has just become more local than we ever knew it could be. Nobody expected the end to. Weyn’s near-future novel avoids many of the traditional dystopian trappings in Empty. Suzanne Weyn, Scholastic Press, $ (p) ISBN. Buy a cheap copy of Empty book by Suzanne Weyn. A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out Civilization has just.

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She has three sisters and a brother. Niki’s dad goes on a rampage and shatters an antique chair and throws it in the fire place because he can’t get a job in the distressed economy. Mar 03, Justin Maupin added it.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn (a Peak Oil Novel for Young Readers)

There is hope – there has to be hope – just there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a whole society that needs to be rethought. More chillingly, the grocery stores are empty, children are hungry, and America is sinking into anarchy.

This book was mainly about surviving the loss of oil and a terrible hurricane. It reads like a pamphlet with quotation marks and characters randomly inserted to make it seem like a story.

Which means no driving. Preview — Empty by Suzanne Weyn. At home, 17 year old Gwen is living under the radar, her mom split years ago and she and her older brother Luke are t The writing is quite straightforward, the characters are consistent, what sings in this novel is the theme. The main characters had to fight to stay alive and not starve when they all ran out of food.

Da pollytishuuns nuked dah planet. Also this book was very informational I learned a lot from this book about this world. In this world where people had to live their daily lives without oil, they couldn’t get to work anymore so many were fired or laid off which left them with no money. I had high hopes when I picked up this book.

But in the end, it felt more like a lesson than a story. This book is suzane an eyeopener and I actually found myself freaking out more and more while reading it. I think that kids who read it may learn some things about how oil is used that they might not have realized before, so it might have classroom applications.


What’s most frustrating about “Empty” is the lost potential.

Empty by Suzanne Weyn

It’s strange and inhuman to see half the people in town unable to get to work or school because it’s “too far to walk” and no one even MENTIONS the possibility of bicycles, not even as a handwave to support the plot as in, “wow, it’s too bad all the bicycles were destroyed in the Great Two-Wheeled Cataclysm of ! Frankly, at the beginning of the book empy happened besides the characters going on with their daily livesI kept reading in hopes that eventually something would happen.

Their reactions to things, like their possible starvation and the destruction of their society, is almost non-existent. Maybe the fact that there were roughly 50 other available copies should have tipped me off that this was not a sought-after volume.

Can you say indoctrination! We vy run out of fossil fuels, and a drip of gas may mean a lot.

Empty follows the experience of some high school students in an east coast town while giving updates on the world’s descent into chaos. The Bar Code Rebellion Buy a hybrid, shorten your showers, walk to school, etc. And the third wdyn is about the setting, I want to say the setting of this book is the oil and the gas was be empty almost, deyn in the town change to be bad. Suzanne lived pretty close to the ocean and going to Jones Beach was one of her favorite activities Even today, if she goes too long without seeing the ocean, she starts feeling restless.

Aimed at readers aged 12 to 14, this novel successfully blends high school drama and adventure with an important message about the world oil crisis. Along with these problems, they still have to contend with everyday teen i Empty: This was such a boring book.

I would not be surprised if we were put into this same situation and having to relearn how to live our daily lives.

Empty – Suzanne Weyn – Google Books

When domestic oil is directed to the war effort and all pumps are empty, social chaos erupts. Some of it did seem to sermonize on the US dependence on weyyn. Where are the candles and the non-petroleum shampoo?


The writing in this novel is atrocious – major plot points are “summarized” at the ends of each chapter with newspaper articles that sound fake, unrealistic, and rushed – as if the author couldn’t be bothered to edit them properly before going to print. The story was poorly developed with barely anything interesting happening.

I didn’t feel connected to these characters in any way. As those familiar with the science and economics of oil production are aware, no oil-producing region ever runs totally dry, because the amount that is profitable or even possible to recover is only a fraction of what exists in total.

The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request. Aug 27, Kassie rated it it was ok Shelves: A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out Who is Tom’s girlfriend: Feb 09, Sue Moro rated it did not like it Shelves: Niki Barton, a popular cheerleader, is thrown into the mix so there is a tension of attraction among the main characters.

Words really cannot describe how disappointed I am with this book. Despite everything I still managed to finish the suzanje so it might not have been as bad as I made it out to be. Empty follows the experience of some high school stu It is Scholastic Press — Oct. Teenagers used to worrying about football and dating are now struggling to survive.

Em;ty 12, Briar Rose rated it it was ok Shelves: I felt as if I was learning suzannd oil and what the world would be like rather than reading an actual story The back of the book was more interesting than the whole story. Teens at school, crushing on their schoolmates, hanging out with friends, mostly oblivious to the rising storm would have been more believable than teens discussing politics and world events with each other while walking to class.

Another reason why the world needs to change its ways is because vital resources are running out.

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