Pam Bachorz is the author of young adult novels CANDOR and DROUGHT. A young girl thirsts for love and freedom, but at what cost? Ruby dreams of escaping the Congregation. Escape from slaver Darwin West and his cruel Overseers. Seventeen-year-old Ruby has special blood that, when mixed with water, helps her fellow Congregants. She longs to help her people escape enslavement, and .

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BOOK REVIEW: “Drought” by Pam Bachorz – MCSM RamPage

Dec 27, Brooke rated it liked it. She even goes jogging. Most Congregants and Bad Evil Overseers believe the plant-water thing. Escape from the backbreaking work of gathering Water.

Drought by Pam Bachorz

This is set in modern America. There were times I found myself frustrated with the book as I felt there wasn’t a lot of world or character building for me to really relate to the story.

They are waiting for their god, Otto, to return to them. She desperately wants to she dreams of perhaps finding Otto and bringing him back to rescue everyone elsebut she knows if she leaves, everyone will die without her blood. It’s all Ruby’s ever known–that, and that she’s Otto’s child, giving her blood to keep the Water ready while they vrought for Otto’s return someday. To ask other readers questions about Droughtplease sign up.

Presumably if he knew that he would just hang Ruby up by her ankles and bleed her continually forever. I hope there is no sequel, and it ended with a finality that lends me to believe there won’t be one. There are some good ideas here, but they need more time to mature. But their peace is short lived as the land they inhabit is owned by West.


She and her people believe they will be saved by a man named Otto, who fled from them around years ago. Drought, the second book by author Pam Bachorz is not a happy go lucky story. There were some serious crises in world-building, character development and plotting. Bxchorz the seemingly endless cascade of new teen dystopian novels being released, it’s easy to find something better than Drought. For the last years he has been forcing them to collect the water for him he then sells it off for a ludicrous sum.

I admire her trying to protect Ruby, but my question is, does she protect Ruby because she loves her daughter or only because she possesses droyght blood? Drought set in another coercive Keep-like enclave follows its young protagonist’s romance-driven escape attempt. Ruby was wonderful in her own way, she did have to deal with some horrible people though.

Apr 11, Sarah rated it it was amazing. Unknown to Darwin and most of the Congregation, the secret is not the water that is collected, but drops erought Ruby’s blood that is put into the water that gives it such miracle properties.

Drought by Pam Bachorz: Review

Apr 01, Kerri rated it really liked it. Ruby’s mother is a rotten person, and the way she treats her daughter is shameful. And we are never told how Darwin knew of their secret.

Apparently he’s a nice boy, aside from the fact that he’s part of bachprz group that regularly beats the Congregation. I left the book with a lot of questions and no answers but my imagination.


Their hope is to begin a new way of life in cabins by the lake. Which sort of ties into my next point. But Ellie Begins To Wither.

Pam’s writing is one that makes you think, and believe me, I thought a lot while reading Drought. Was it out of fear? I thought this pan quite a unique book. I didn’t like any of the characters and yet still found it intriguing.

When she’s not writing, working or parenting, Pam likes to read books not aimed at her age group, go to museums and theater performances, and watch far too much television. Books by Pam Bachorz. She even goes jogging. Drought’s premise starts out interesting enough, but it can’t carry the less than empathic characters. The main character has to cut herself – and although the reasons are completely justified, I still didn’t like it.

Unfortunately absolutely nothing new is revealed after the first 50 pages or so and the ending is drawn out and insipid. I think I liked it more by the end than when I started it, but overall maybe I’m still kind of not sure how to feel about it. We learn very little about the history of the Congregation and precious little about Otto.

Mix the blood with water, give a drop as Communion every week, and viola!