by Sita Brahmachari - £6.99 Orion Children (2019)
paperback ISBN 13: 9781510105416 | ISBN 10: 1510105417
Is this the future? They said it would happen, and it did. The bees all died. They’re extinct. Now the world is divided – and hungry. While the few live in luxury, poor children labour on farms, pollinating crops by hand so the nation can eat. Shifa and her brother, Themba, live in a ramshackle compound in Kairos City. It’s a horrid place. But their father, Nabil, still remembers Before. So he teaches his children to grow flowers in a secret place behind the train tracks.
Then Shifa and Themba are sent to work on a cruel farm. It’s obvious Themba will die there. They must escape – with nothing to guide them but a map drawn by a rambling stranger, and their instincts, and their burning wish to survive...
Recommended for readers aged 12 - 15 years.
(Price & availability last checked: December 2019)
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