City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

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City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

City of Rust: an out-of-this-world sci-fi adventure!

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This well written and imaginative book will keep the reader gripped as they discover if a girl and her gecko, with the two Junker children they meet, save the world from its own trash. In a distant future, Earth has become so overrun with junk that people have started firing it into the atmosphere, creating a thick layer of trash known as The Soup orbiting the planet.

Great strong female characters and good food for thought on where our planet could be heading - very inspiring. There was nothing wring with the story per se I just felt a bit bored and didn't care enough I think.

Her chemistry with Atti, the sarcastic gecko, is adorable and believable, and there are some laugh-out-loud scenes of them arguing pettily with each other. The colourful and exotic cast of other characters and the vividly imagined world building will give this real appeal to gaming fans. They’re best friends, companions, and they love racing drones together in their container-constructed city of Boxville. On est plongé dans un univers futuriste, sur une planète où les inégalités se sont creusés et où les habitants de la cité de rouille survivent en recyclant les déchets des habitants de la cité de verre. What’s wonderful about this is, although it’s a brutally harsh environment it remains a child- (and gecko-)centric story.

In the shadows by the vending machines, Railey peered out of the gap between her jacket collar and her fringe. I loved the relationships and like that the parents/grandparents are actually mentioned in this middle grade.Night had finally cast its shadow over the great container city of Boxville, bringing it back to life after the heat of the day. But while the tasty old Star Wars flavours are there, tossed together with a few other popular sci-fi morsels (such as the container stacks in Ready Player One), they are tropes we can never get enough of, and besides, the premise of City of Rust is really fresh and exciting. RAILEY BRUSHED HER HAND ALONG ATTI’S BACK AND HE FELT A LITTLE STEADIER - JUST LIKE THE RACES - THEY WERE IN THIS TOGETHER.

Ever since her dad gave her an old telescope at the age of eight, she’s been obsessed with space and everything that goes with it. Rescued by a couple of Junker kids, they discover a danger bigger than anything they’d imagined – but can three kids, a gecko and an ancient computer save the world against the huge trash bomb (and its power-crazed creator) threatening to destroy the world? Care was absolutely wonderful as a secondary character, as was Laurie, and I defy anyone not to adore Tring, who is an AI NannyBot.I especially loved the idea of the drone races, as it reminded me a little of the Jinxed duology, and I felt like the world was really well fleshed out. The book involves the dream of winning drone races but, on having this crushed, something far worse emerges. City Of Rust by Gemma Fowler, A climate sci-fi fantasy with a strong eco-message about a robotic gecko and the junker clan who are trying to save earth from a huge 'trash bomb. I do think perhaps the antagonist could have been developed a little deeper as it was rather surface level, but I think children would like this. Railey is a fantastic, gutsy, impulsive character whose quick tongue often gets her into trouble, and her skill as an engineer does a great service to encouraging women and girls with an interest in STEM subjects.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.They bickered so much, which was hilarious, but at the same time they obviously cared about each other so much and their bond was so heart-warming. Railey and Atti are a brilliantly acerbic and loving duo: their story is packed full of fun and adrenaline. City of Rust has been shortlisted for the Dudley Children’s Book Award, The Weald Book Award, and The Tower Hamlets Book Award. There are heart-in-throat moments, and, thanks to Gemma’s incredibly visual writing (I felt like I was watching a film throughout), it feels urgent and real. Also, it’s made junk a form of money in a way-so you need it to live, but fear for your life from it at the same time.

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