Love in the Time of Global Warming
In Block’s (Pink Smog, 2012) latest offering, after an earthquake and a tidal wave destroy much of Los Angeles, 17-year-old Pen, sets out to find her family. On her journey, which parallels the one described in Homer's Odyssey, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures and discovers that not all humans have perished. She meets 3 boys who join her on her adventure. The travelers form strong new relationships—including a romance between Pen and tough-boy Hex. Eventually they arrive in Las Vegas where Pen confronts the evil genius behind her world's destruction.