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When the world started to fall apart, the government gave everyone two choices: move into the Bubble Cities... or take their chances outside. Twelve-year-old Maggie and her family chose the latter.

They live in the world that was left behind. Deciding it's time to grow up and grow tough, Maggie rechristens herself "Ford Falcon" - a name taken from the beat-up car she finds at a nearby junkyard. This is where Ford's family goes to scavenge for things they can use and barter with. Thus far, they have been able to survive this brave new world by working together. But when Ford returns one day to discover her home ransacked and her family missing, she must find the strength to survive on her own and rescue her loved ones.

This wholly original tween novel combines a pause-register adventure, heartfelt family story, and triumphant journey of self-discovery. With Scavengers, Michael Perry achieves the perfect mix of humor and heart in a world where one person's junk is another person's key to survival.

©2014 Michael Perry (P)2015 Recorded Books

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A Fun and easy read.

I enjoyed the technical portions of the book.
The genetically modified corn that could keep you healthy, but only if you were treated with Activax.
The Solar Bears, which were created when "government scientists tried to save polar bears from extinction by crossing them with grizzly bears and splicing in a dab of coyote DNA."
The GreyDevils, who are are activax treated, but urcorn deprived, so they drink an intoxicant known as parts wash to satisfy their dependency, and have huge bonfires everynight.
The only characters I liked in this book, were Toad, a total hyperbole of my own father with his wordplay. Tom and Toby. The maniac chicken Hatchet, which reminded me of my own pet chicken growing up, Hamilton,. And of course, the bonfire starting GreyDevils.

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Outstanding Plot!

Great Story. Perry weaves elements from his essays masterfully into this work of fiction. All characters are believable and some of them lovable. Would be great if he writes a sequel. Hope one is in the works!

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