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Sunday 15 February 2015

Review: New City

This sequel to Grimsdon takes Isabella and her friends inland, away from the floodwaters and the only home they have known for the past three years. The children look forward to finding a new place to call home, but it’s not that simple.

There are stifling rules in New City. Surveillance cameras everywhere and there are secrets and unanswered questions. The problem with unanswered questions is that every answer leads to more questions.

Why do refugees from the floodwaters live in the Camp with its barbed wire borders? Is it true that all the residents of the Camp are children? Are they really the undesirables that the Major General would have everyone believe? And what about the Major General? Can anyone who has a vicious black panther as a pet be a good guy?

Searching for answers is a dangerous business. People who don’t obey New City’s rules disappear. Permanently. Join Isabella and her friends as they try to make sense of their new world with its freakish weather patterns and weird devices. Hold on for the ride as they discover the truth about the Camp and try to make things right.

Title: New City
Author: Deborah Abela
Publisher: Random House $15.99 RRP (ebook: $16.99)
Publication Date: August 2014
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781742758558
For ages: 10+
Type: Middle Fiction, Young Adult Fiction