Goodreads.com Description: “Thanks to the greed of man, Earth is dying. Climate change and human greed has wrought mass destruction over the planet, and a fraction of the population remains.
The Company Store controls the last civilization, known as the Single Nation Circle. Those outside the Circle are Outliers, outcasts and gangsters who do whatever it takes to survive.
Samuel Poe is the 18-year-old leader of the Poe Boys, the Northern Outlier gang. With resources ever dwindling, Sam knows he must be the toughest of the dogs fighting over the scraps if he hopes to keep himself and his people alive.
When Sam meets Anna Rose, daughter of Mr. Company, the most powerful man in the dying world, he finds himself in a deadly race toward resources and a new life.
Much like those of their ancestors, the choices of the two star-crossed teenagers will echo through the ages, the fate of the human race resting on their shoulders.”
About the Author
H. D. Gordon is the author of young adult and adult fiction. She has independently sold over 40,000 e-copies of her books worldwide, and has an eclectic taste in genres.
H. D. is a poet, a mother, a philosopher and an earth-lover. She believes our actions have ripple effects, and in the sacred mission of bringing love and light to the world.
She loves big dreamers, animals, children, killing zombies, eating dessert and old souls.
She is 26 years old and resides in southern New Jersey—which she insists is really quite lovely.
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I received an ARC for an honest review.
H.D. Gordon’s The Company Store was a well-written, thought provoking post-apocalyptic tale. It conveyed a serious, relevant message along with an intriguing plot.
Gordon’s world-building was phenomenal. I got a clear, vivid picture of the desolate space inhabited by Sam Poe and the few survivors on planet Earth. The idea that man would be responsible for the demise of the planet has been pondered by many scientists. Gordon laid out the facts in an engaging way and even offered suggestions at the end of the book for ‘young readers’ to do their part.
I loved the characters in The Company Store. They were well-developed and believable. My favorite was Sam Poe. He had an impossible existence, caring for an entire community of misfits at a young age, and overcame the odds. The kid was brave, strong, caring, and handsome. His level of charisma just added to the mystique of Sam Poe.
I thoroughly enjoyed Gordon’s The Company Store. It was the first time I read a book by H.D. Gordon. I especially enjoyed how she handled dialogue and description. I highly recommend her book.
(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)