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When a strange rain falls bearing a fatal, contagious disease, Ruby finds herself alone with the only drinkable water quickly running out.
Publisher: Naperville, Illinois :, Sourcebooks Fire,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781492606543
Branch Call Number: YF BER NVD
Characteristics: 330 pages ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Bergin, Virginia - Author
Alternative Title: H 2 O


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Aug 07, 2018

Could. Not. Put. This. Down. Yes there are admittedly problems, but the premise was brilliant. Humor mixed with horror was (to me) unique to this book (I admit, I'm still fairly new to Dystopian series). While I didn't really like the ending I knew it was to draw the reader into book two. Fascinating concept. I immediately reserved the sequel.

SPPL_Violet Mar 17, 2018


A great novel idea that was very poorly executed.

Apr 27, 2016

H20 had a great premise. The idea of the water being deadly is absolutely terrifying because it is such a necessity. How, then, the author managed to take a great horror plot, and turn it into a yawnfest of epic proportions is mind-boggling. Pretty much the only nice thing about the author’s writing is that she didn’t wrap everything up into a happily ever after at the end.

I understand that the target audience is teenagers, therefore I should have probably expected that the writing would be shallow. I mean, everyone knows that teens don’t think serious thoughts at all right? I think this is one of those novels that made me angry because the author had the perfect topic to really craft a truly terrifying story that would burn itself into the reader’s brain, and instead she makes … this. Oh, and she pulled the dead baby card to make things more horrifying. That right there told me most of what I needed to know about the story, but I hoped that maybe she’d pull something epic and change my mind. Nope, it was as weak as I’d expected it to be after that.

H20 in a few sentences: “Well, the rain came, and it was bad and almost everyone died, but I spent a lot of time on my hair and makeup to try to make sure I looked nice during the apocalypse. Still didn’t get a boyfriend, though. Not even the super nerdy guy that, like, no one in their right mind would like anyways.” Yeah, that’s a fairly accurate synopsis. I think even the most shallow of teens – which I don’t think the lead character was – probably wouldn’t have spent that much time talking about killer high heels, sequined dresses, and getting an absolutely horrible spray-tan. Wish I was joking about those topics frequently recurring but… nope.

Overall, H20 couldn’t even make a splash in my world. It was more the equivalent a shallow, rancid puddle

black_cat_1378 Jun 13, 2015

An interesting take on the end of the world, a MUST read.

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Dec 11, 2017

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Apr 12, 2015

Sexual Content: Within the first chapter, Ruby is kissing a boy in a hot tub (wearing only her underwear). It can be implied that worse happens later, but I did not read past the scene.


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