Pinto từ Barrow Haven, Barrow-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire DN19 7EX, Vương Quốc Anh
I finished this book last night and started the sequel, Zenith, about 2 hours later. Exodus takes place about 100 years in the future. But the future is uncertain unless you are lucky enough to live in one of the sky cities...or unlucky enough, depending on your outlook about what is valuable and important in life. Sky cities have been built above drowned cities to withstand the raging storms and rising seas. Mara grew up on Wing, an island somewhere in the Atlantic. All of the Earth's continents have been flooded by rising ocean waters due to global warming. Only small islands are left, and Wing is being slowly swallowed by the sea. Mara leads her village on a sea journey to find one of the sky cities called New Mungo, which she discovers on the Weave (cyberspace). When the villagers reach New Mungo, they realize that the city has barred entry to all refugees and people lay starving and dying on boats in the ocean outside the city walls. Mara feels responsible for bringing her people to New Mungo to die, and sets out to find a place for them in the world. The story is an amazing one of a strong-willed, courageous, intelligent girl whose sense of what MUST be done overtakes her feelings of fear in the face of a seemingly impossible task. Mara is amazing. Her friend Fox is equally amazing and I can't wait to find out what he does in Zenith. This is a great story that will appeal to all readers - even ones who don't normally read futuristic novels. Get it - read it. You won't be sorry.