Shaozhen (Through my Eyes Natural Disaster Zones, #2)

Shaozhen (Through my Eyes Natural Disaster Zones, #2)❮PDF / Epub❯ ✈ Shaozhen (Through my Eyes Natural Disaster Zones, #2) ⚣ Author Wai Chim – Oaklandjobs.co.uk An evocative and compelling story about one boy living through the 2014 drought in Henan ChinaShaozhen has no intention of staying in his remote Henan village and becoming another poor farmer he'll fi An evocative and compelling story about one boy living through the drought in Henan ChinaShaozhen has no intention of staying in his remote Henan village and becoming another poor farmer he'll finish school and then hopefully work in a factory in one of the major cities just like his father But when Shaozhen returns home for the summer holidays imagining days filled with nothing but playing basketball with his friends he's in for a shock The worst drought in over sixty years threatens the crops that the entire village relies on for income As the water situation becomes dire Shaozhen realises he must come up with a plan But will it be enough to save his family and friends and secure the future of his village. This is an excerpt of a review was originally published on my website Miss Jenny's ClassroomShaozhen is not the most studious of teenagers and thus when school finishes he can think of nothing better than no books for the duration of the holidays The holidays he planned however soon change when his mother announces that she is leaving the following day to take a job in the city with her husband This will leave Shaozhen in the care of his grandmother who feels he has been spoiled and indulged and she’s determined that he will workand work hard As a farm worker Shaozhen soon realises that without rain the harvest will be ruined and without rain and the wells and rivers all dry it will become a fight for survivalAt first I actually liked the character of Shaozhen – he was a kid that most readers could connect with on some level whether it be their hopes dreams or lack of enthusiasm for school The problem was I couldn’t connect with the character By page 100 I really didn’t care and had to force myself to keep reading At times it felt the descriptive passages were too long and were holding back the story – I don’t mind description but once you’ve got the scene set and cultural understanding there – don’t keep bogging down the story with details that aren’t necessaryIf you’re looking for a book that you can make connections with Australia then this book does that with the drought From both a historical and current view droughts will always be a part of Australian lives especially for those in rural areas who rely on agriculture for a living Part of an anthology series by different authors on surviving natural disasters this is a decent story if a little distant and certainly ly lacking the charm of the Chook Chook series A fair read but really lacking something a spark Shaozhen has no intention of staying in his remote Henan village and becoming another poor farmer he'll finish school and then hopefully work in a factory in one of the major cities just like his fatherBut when Shaozhen returns home for the summer holidays imagining days filled with nothing but playing basketball with his friends he's in for a shockThe worst drought in over sixty years threatens the crops that the entire village relies on for income As the water situation becomes dire Shaozhen realises he must come up with a planBut will it be enough to save his family and friends and secure the future of his village?

Shaozhen ePUB ¼ Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Shaozhen (Through my Eyes Natural Disaster Zones, #2)
  • Wai Chim
  • English
  • 08 January 2015
  • 9781760113797