Book Review: Drought

I loved Pam Bachorz’s book CANDOR so much! It was one of my top five last year. And so this going to sound a little assy, but because I loved CANDOR, I figured DROUGHT probably wouldn’t be as great. So, I’m happy to say I’m wrong. I loved this one too. Maybe it’s my fascination with cult-like mentalities and situations, but I get riveted by Pam’s stories. I wish that M. Night Shyamalan would come along and turn both these YA books into movies.

I read this young adult book in less than 24 hours. What Bachorz does best is suspense. I’m so glad I had the day to read and get absorbed. I dug the romance as well. The characterizations of both the MC and her mother were fascinating to me, as well. I like that Pam isn’t afraid to show so much darkness in the parents in her stories. And given that darkness, she still brings out the loyalties of the teens to the parents as well as their urges and needs to be individuals free of their parents. It could so easily be cliched and obvious young adult book material, but Pam makes it interesting. And given the ending she chose for CANDOR, I wondered if she’d give a similar one in DROUGHT. I will only say I was happy with this ending, as I was with the ending in CANDOR.

I look forward to whatever is next from Pam.

Published by jody sparks

Jody Sparks Mugele spent her first career in marketing writing and leading teams of writers and editors. After her son came out as transgender in 2015, she dedicated herself to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. For two years, she led the Indianapolis regional chapter of PFLAG, a nationally renowned LGBTQ+ advocacy group. She has given many conference talks about parenting trans kids, healthcare in the trans community, and suicidality among LGBTQ+ youth. And with GenderNexus, an Indianapolis-based advocacy organization, she created programming and led support groups to work with parents to help their children through all aspects of gender transition. She recently moved to Northeast Georgia where she is excited to develop opportunities to continue to strongly and proudly advocate for LGBTQ+ members of our society. She also LOVES kitschy Christmas crafting!

One thought on “Book Review: Drought

  1. I loved Candor too. Thanks to you since you lent it to me. I really want to read Drought. It sounds awesome.

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