Saturday, 12 January 2013

The Town That Drowned By: Reil Nason

Author: Riel Nason
Pages: 288
Date Published: October 7 2011
Publisher: Goose Lane Edition

       When survey stakes appear around the town of Haventon people assume it is because the Haventon bridge is going to be replaced. Unfortunately that is not the case. A dam is going to be built. Once the dam is being built the town will slowly begin to flood. Everything will eventually be underwater. Everybody in the town is forced to move into a new town that is being built over the next three years. People are very reluctant to leave the town where they had grown up. 14 year old Ruby watches as her town becomes empty right before her eyes.

       I don't like the cover on this book. It's because of the face that the girl that I assume is Ruby is making. Personally I don't like when book covers have a close up of a face as the cover.

       My favorite character in this book is Mr. Cole the elderly man that Ruby works for. I love how nice and awesomely generous he is. I spent a lot of time feeling bad for Percy in the book people judge him because he doesn't like things to change, and they bully him because he cries a lot.
       Ruby does get into a relationship when she meets Troy. Only a small part of the book has Troy in it though, because his father is a antique dealer and is only in town for the for a few weeks here and there for his father to buy things. Then he returns to Kingston where he lives.

       The book tells you a lot about stories that happened in the past. I wouldn't mind so much if these stories actually came up again and served a purpose, but many of them don't . Most of them are just pointless stories that are never really acknowledged later in the book.

       Overall I didn't like this book very much. It didn't hold my interest like I thought it would. A boy could read this book too. But I can't say which gender would like it more.


  1. I hate it when books have faces on their covers too!

    1. I don't mind when covers have half a face or something. I just find that ever cover I have seen with a full face showing doesn't look that great.

  2. I love your blog, and I have heard about the "town that drown!" But never got a chance to read it thanks I'll take it into concideration now!

    1. Thanks I appreciate that! give the book a shot. Maybe you will like it more than I did. I would love to hear your opinion of the book in the comments if you end up reading it :)