After Raft People... The U.S. Navy conscripted Andrew Green before he ever got to join his family as they set out to become Raft People in order to survive the Big Flood. After the Big Flood, his old city of Houston lies under the new Sea of Mexico, but at least Andrew knows that his siblings, Liz and Mark, have been safely settled in Colorado. He is a little disturbed byAfter Raft People... The U.S. Navy conscripted Andrew Green before he ever got to join his family as they set out to become Raft People in order to survive the Big Flood. After the Big Flood, his old city of Houston lies under the new Sea of Mexico, but at least Andrew knows that his siblings, Liz and Mark, have been safely settled in Colorado. He is a little disturbed by the fact that Dr. Pham punched Captain Marx in the nose at a book-signing in Dallas, and Rabbi Gerson had to run down in the middle of the night to bail him out.Ensign Andrew Green is still far from Texas or Colorado as he patrols the Sea of Mexico over what used to be most of Florida. During this time, he works long hours to do his duty and retreats inside his head to relieve his loneliness and imagine a world that should have been.Then his group gets called to deliver supplies to the floating city of New Miami. Andrew meets a lovely young “floater” woman named Clara, but she's got secrets that can threaten Andrew's career and even his life.Floaters aren't the same as Raft People. They are the ones who did not even try to make it back to shore after the Big Flood. But the government has a use for them to keep the old international boundaries intact, and it seems as if they die, they can be replaced.Now a storm threatens the floating city of New Miami. Mysteriously, the Sun Princess, an aging and previously retired cruise ship, is the only craft the Navy can spare to rescue the “floaters” of New Miami.Andrew, recruited and promoted too young, feels like a kid in a sailor suit as the crew tries to beat the storm and rescue anybody they can. Still, he can't help thinking of Clara. But is this a good time to fall in love with a woman who may have almost ruined his career and even risked his life?...
|Title||:||Floaters (Raft People 2)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||196 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Floaters (Raft People 2) Reviews
I loved the way that Ms. Katz continued on with the world of Raft People. I think the most frequent comment about Raft People is that it ended too soon, and that wasn't because it was a short book! This is Raft People Raft PeopleOn Amazon, you can search for Floaters or Raft People II to find the second book. Like the original, this continues on with the reality of an apocalypse caused by the major flooding that scientists actually predict we might face if the climate continues to change that way that it has been predicted.
This brings us further on the journey of the people who were left at the end of Raft People. Some have come into shore, but many still stay out at sea. Like bodies found in the water the ones who won't come to shore are called Floaters.
Raft People 2: Floaters takes place after the worst of the flood is over and people are starting to settle into routine whether it be on land or on a floating settlement. The Navy is doing what they can to assist and. as always, there are some who seem to get what they need sooner than others. This time, rather than being a part of the floaters, we focus mainly on The Green's eldest brother, Andrew, who was drafted into the Navy during the worst of the flood. There are snippets where we find out what Liz, Dr Pham and Rabbi Gerson are up to, but the main focus is on Andrew and his duties. The synopsis above gives you a good breakdown of the happenings so I'm not going to go into more detail.I have to say, I am not upset that I read this sequel, but I do feel that it seriously lacks much of what I loved about the first book. There was a sense of family, in all sense of the word not just based on blood. We learned about these people and how they worked together to maintain not only their safety, but their sanity. It seemed real and believable. Raft People 2: Floaters seemed....well, it seemed very rushed. I did not feel the same connection to Andrew and his superiors nor did I feel drawn to truly care about the people of New Miami and their plight.Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a bad read, it just felt like I missed some things along the way. I was reading away enjoying the story and then, poof, all of a sudden we hit the climax where I'm supposed to be concerned about what is happening to the characters. Next thing I know I'm at the end of the book and I had that moment where I was slightly confused as to how I got there.