17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago--his missing father used to tell him stories about the... show more
17-year-old Banyan is a tree builder. Using salvaged scrap metal, he creates forests for rich patrons who seek a reprieve from the desolate landscape. Although Banyan's never seen a real tree--they were destroyed more than a century ago--his missing father used to tell him stories about the Old World. Everything changes when Banyan meets a mysterious woman with a strange tattoo--a map to the last living trees on earth, and he sets off across a wasteland from which few return. Those who make it past the pirates and poachers can't escape the locusts . . . the locusts that now feed on human flesh.But Banyan isn't the only one looking for the trees, and he's running out of time. Unsure of whom to trust, he's forced to make an alliance with Alpha, an alluring, dangerous pirate with an agenda of her own. As they race towards a promised land that might only be a myth, Banyan makes shocking discoveries about his family, his past, and how far people will go to bring back the trees.
Publish date: November 1st 2012
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Rootless (#1)
Ein Endzeitroman mit dystopischen Elementen und ökologischen Themen - der Autor hat Abschlüsse in Waldökologie und Umweltwissenschaften, und das merkt man auch! Er selber nennt das Ergebnis "Biopunk", was inzwischen in der amerikanischen Literatur anscheinend ein neues Genre ist. Originell ist das a...
I swear to God I've read a story like this somewhere but for the life of me I can't remember where.
I just can't bring myself to care about this book. There's not enough character development for any of the characters. I don't understand why anybody did anything. I also had a really hard time believing in a world where humans can survive with out any plant life except genetically modified corn tha...
Enjoyed this book even with its plot holes. As Banyan the protagonist and 1st person narrator was likable, had a very good moral compass considering the world he lived in, it was easy to like the story he told about his life building artificial trees in a world where no more natural trees exist due ...
* the brutal world and the artificial trees were all described beautifully.* saw the "twist" from a mile ago!* the ending was disappointing-if those were the last trees on the planet, was it smart of Banyan to destroy those? And why not end the story right there?