A YA dystopia reminicent of The Road (I imagine, not having read it). Hurricanes have flooded New Orleans and much of the southern US gulf. Fifteen year-old Stephen has been living with his survivalist father in a small town. After his father is killed by looters, Stephen begins a water-born journey to find his mother in New Orleans. At first I found the writing in this novel hard to latch on to, but I was eventually hooked into Stephen’s jouney. This is one of the darker YA novels I read… only its length, relative simplicity and a slight promise of hope at the end kept it from belonging in the bleak category of post-apocalyptic adult fiction. So I enjoyed it, but I do suspect there are better books doing similar things.