This book follows young Regina Shen, a Hispanic-Chinese, a Marginal girl in a very futuristic Richmond . . . California or Virginia? She lives in the swamps and whenever there is a huge storm that causes a flood, if the Marginals are not fully prepared (properly), they are swept out to sea. Yikes! Don’t get stuck on the lower parts of the swamps when a storm comes.
Mo-Mere (Ms. Seville) is Regina’s teacher, and was originally from the other side of the Wall. Regina looks up to Mo-Mere like another mother; she believes this is because Mo-Mere might be her donor mother, but that is not the case. Mo-Mere knows that Regina has potential to survive living on the other side of the Wall.
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars.
This book definitely got me hooked in Sci-Fi/Dystopia. I say it often, it really does take a good book to get me to like a specific genre. This book definitely did that for me. It is a good thing I was able to jump right into the next book in the series, I do not think I would have been able to cope without knowing what comes next.