By Suzanne Weyn
(Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545172790, 192pp.)
Publication Date: February 2012
A dystopic look at what happens to one American town when all the fossil fuels run out...
Civilization has just run out.
It's the future - the very near future - and the fossil fuels are running out. No gas. No oil. Which means no driving. No heat. 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 come this fast. And in the small town of Sage Valley, decisions that once seemed easy are quickly becoming matters of life and death. There is hope - there has to be hope - but there are also sacrifices that need to be made, and a society that needs to be rethought. Niki, Tom, and Gwen may find what they need to survive. But their lives are never going to be the same again.
Suzanne Weyn has written many books for young adults including Distant Waves, Reincarnation, Empty, and Invisible World. She lives in New York, and you can find her at www.suzanneweynbooks.com.
Praise for Empty:
"The realistic and thought-provoking scenario is packaged into a speedy
read" - Booklist
"Weyn's future has a grimly plausible feeling to it that will draw in readers." - SLJ