Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block
Seventeen-year-old Penelope (Pen) has lost everything-her home, her parents, and her ten-year-old brother. Like a female Odysseus in search of home, she navigates a dark world full of strange creatures, gathers companions and loses them, finds love and loses it, and faces her mortal enemy. In her signature style, Francesca Lia Block has created a world that is beautiful in its destruction and as frightening as it is lovely.
At the helm is Pen, a strong heroine who holds hope and love in her hands and refuses to be defeated.
"Block's trademark magical realism works best in a brief, dreamy journey such as this one, even if the destination is uncertain... Mishmash or no, there's something encouraging about seeing four queer kids on an epic journey across the post-apocalyptic American Southwest." -Kirkus Reviews
Paperback / 230 pages