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Feb 11 2011

The Rosie Black chronicles; Genesis by Lara Morgan

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Walker Books, 2010. ISBN 9781921529399
The Rosie Black Chronicles; Genesis is an awesome sci-fi novel about a disease called MalX that's a huge mystery.
Set 500 years in the future, the world is a very different place. Coastal cities have drowned and Newperth is divided into the haves, the 'Centrals'; the have-nots, the 'Bankers'; and the fringe dwellers, the 'Ferals'. Rosie Black, a Banker, finds a strange box when foraging in the old city where the Ferals live and she and her friend soon find out the consequences for finding the box in the first place.
The characters in this book had that sense of adventure that I really like to read about, also I found it easy to understand.
A truly good adventure/ sci-fi novel that I enjoyed very much, it makes me feel very informed with the story and all the pieces of the great MalX disease mystery really fit together. It's up to Rosie to save the half infected earth and shut down the Heilos.
My age recommendation for this book is probably for teenagers and young adults.
I can't wait for the second book in the series to come out because the first one was just awesome.
Sarah Filkin (Yr 9)

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