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The Worlds We Make: The Fallen World trilogy (Reader) Kindle Edition
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Kaelyn never imagined she would hold the hope of saving the world in her hands. Then again, she never imagined she would watch the people she loved get sick, go mad, and die, either. When her dad died, she assumed the responsibility to get the cure to a place where it could be mass-produced and distributed, but the journey is far from easy. While Kaelyn and her friend Leo are vaccinated, no one else in the group is safe from the virus, including her boyfriend. Without an immunity, Kae's group finds itself with two infected members. Knowing how the virus plays out, they don't think they will ever make it all the way to the CDC in Atlanta.
It doesn't help that there is a gang of malicious, greedy thugs on their tail, either. The Wardens, sent by Michael, their leader, are determined to get the vaccine. Michael has created a group who aren't afraid to profit from the apocalypse, and if they get the vaccine, it will only get to the highest bidders. The group knows their mission is a life or death journey, but the true magnitude of how many lives they hold in their hands with the vaccine is almost too much for a group of teenagers to handle. The only thing that keeps them going is a duty to everything they have lost in this whirlwind apocalypse.
When it comes to the apocalypse, we all know it is going to get ugly, but how ugly should we make it in a young adult novel? Authors like Mike Mullin, Michael Grant, and Lex Thomas show the dirty, ugly side of things with all its grit and grime and don't hide anything from the audience. Then there are authors who can tell the story without getting too graphic, like Mindy McGinnis or Emmy Laybourne. It isn't that they are hiding the grit, they just have a knack for tip toeing around the big, bad and ugly. Everything is behind the black curtain or the "fade to black" where the other authors lay it all out, clear as day. Neither approach is bad, they are just very different, but the thing I like about having both options is that I can get different types and ages of kids to read the same kind of stories while still finding one that is developmentally appropriate for my student. For this series, I have to say Crewe decided to keep the ugly side of humanity behind the curtain and leave it up to the reader's imagination.
For this reason, I really like this story for those younger students who may have liked the dystopias out in the genre right now but aren't really mature enough to handle the graphic side of post-apocalyptic stories. I could give this to a middle school student and they would see one layer, or an older student and they would see a deeper layer. I don't have to worry about situations being too mature or too graphic for a younger student. The story itself was really interesting and would hold the attention of any reader, and Kaelyn is a determined, strong young woman to read about. I was impressed with this trilogy and look forward to more from Crewe!
The premise of the Fallen World series is really unique and captivating. The concept of the friendly flu is terrifyingly realistic. To think of a virus decimating the world the way the friendly flu has in Kaelyn's world is just horrifying. Kaelyn's dad was a researcher and he created a vaccine for the virus before he died. Kaelyn has made it her mission to get the vaccine to the CDC in Atlanta, in the hopes that the CDC can make more of it and stop the spread of the virus.
Much of The Worlds We Make was devoted to Kaelyn and her friends' journey to Atlanta. They encounter many obstacles along the way, obstacles that would make most people turn around and go home, but Kaelyn is not most people. She is determined to make it to Atlanta and to make what's left of the world a better, safer place to live.
I loved so many things about The Worlds We Make. The imagery was beautiful, and the book was full of small details that made it special. Kaelyn encounters a wolf in the wild at one point and that was one of the most beautiful and poignant scenes of the book. Leo's encounter with a black bear, and how he and the rest of the group interacted with the people in that town was a defining moment of the story. That one scene set the tone for how Kaelyn hoped the world would end up: people helping people in need, for no reason other than it being the honest, good, and right thing to do.
Crewe makes bold choices in her story arc: namely, in keeping the book realistic with deaths of important characters. I never want main characters to die, yet, the story would have felt inauthentic and less powerful if everyone had lived, and gone on to live happily ever after. I respect authors who create endings that are appropriate to the rawness and emotional level of the series, and not just your typical HEA.
Kaelyn made so many important decisions throughout this story, but her decision about who to give the vaccine to was the most vital one and the one that surprised me the most. I was so happy with how that story arc ended, and especially glad that Crewe used that part of the story to effect change with two main groups of characters.
The Fallen World series embodies everything I love about dystopian fiction: a great premise, a thrilling plot, a love story, and a perfect conclusion. I highly recommend this series!
Review: 5 stars
General: Please note this is book three in the trilogy and knowledge of the first two is needed in order to comprehend and enjoy this book.
This was a great dystopian...it of course feels very similar to other dystopian's as there wasn't anything stand out in the virus or the post virus world. But what was impressive was that it was more about the characters and their journey than the dystopian element running through it. That being said the world building was great. I was easily able to picture the devastated planet that the kids were living in. It felt very real without being overly graphic and fit nicely for the audience the book is geared at. That was truly the best part of the book, the way it easily appealed the YA audience as well as an older audience without being too graphic. I think this book saw tremendous growth for Katlyn and that all the tests and trails she's been through really did reach a head. Also, the book tied up all lose ends and felt like a final book with nothing hanging open.
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