October 27, 2021

Trashlands Review

Trashlands Review

Title: Trashlands
Author: Alison Stine
Style: Dystopian
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis in Three Sentences:
Climate change has shrunk our livable land and plastic becomes the most sought out currency. Children are taken and forced to work in recycling factories to process the plastic. Coral is desperate to save as much as she can to rescue her child from the factories.

My Thoughts:
Haunting, spine chilling and realistic view at what our planet may become if we do not take climate change and reducing waste seriously. I found this story to be a beautifully written masterpiece.  I was captivated by a world where humanity is finally forced to reuse the plastic and garbage that has been accumulating for generations. I couldn't help but feel haunted by the amount of plastic that was found and how it was being used because it was a painful reminder of how much of it floats in our oceans and sits in landfills. It reminded me of the photos and stories I've seen of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch. It's a story about compassion, survival, and grit.  I found the characters to be resilient, tenderhearted, and determined. I highly recommend adding this to your list.