Who Runs the World? Review

Title: Who Runs the World?
Author: Virginia Bergin
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: 01 June 2017
Source: Pan Macmillan South Africa
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Rating: No Rating
Reading Timeline: 05 October 2017

Goodreads Synopsis:

Welcome to the Matriarchy.

Sixty years after a virus has wiped out almost all of the men on the planet, things are pretty much just as you would imagine a world run by women might be: war has ended; greed is not tolerated; the ecological needs of the planet are always put first. 

In two generations, the female population has grieved, pulled together and moved on, and life is pretty good - if you're a girl. It not so great if you're a boy, but fourteen-year-old Rive wouldn't know that. Until she met Mason, she thought they were extinct.

Book Review:
Final Thoughts:

Overall, I ended up DNFing (not finishing) the book. I stopped at page 78. I won't be supplying a rating nor will this review be following the usual format. I don't think that it is fair on the author to comment on something that I have barely read. The first 78 pages were weird and confusing. We were kind of just thrown into this world without knowing much. We know that all men int he world have died and that the woman have come together. But that is it. I felt like we needed a little but more world building in the first couple of pages. I feel that with this world building, the book would be a lot better. It would eliminate the confusion and the shock of being thrown into this world. Nothing really happened in the first 78 pages. Yes. The main character, River, meets a guy. She has no idea what or who he is. But that situation is just super confusing. I don't know if it is intended or not but the guy just came out of no where.

One thing that I did like was the author allowed the reader to write their name in on the dedication page.

Thank you to Pan Macmillan South Africa for supplying me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,



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