A Review of H20 by Virginia Bergin

Book Cover and Synopsis for H20 by Virgina Bergin

My Review of H20

H20 had a great premise. The idea of the water being deadly is absolutely terrifying because it is such a necessity. How, then, the author managed to take a great horror plot, and turn it into a yawnfest of epic proportions is mind-boggling. Pretty much the only nice thing about the author’s writing is that she didn’t wrap everything up into a happily ever after at the end.  2 Star Rated Review of H20 by Virginia Bergin

I understand that the target audience is teenagers, therefore I should have probably expected that the writing would be shallow. I mean, everyone knows that teens don’t think serious thoughts at all right? I think this is one of those novels that made me angry because the author had the perfect topic to really craft a truly terrifying story that would burn itself into the reader’s brain, and instead she makes … this. Oh, and she pulled the dead baby card to make things more horrifying. That right there told me most of what I needed to know about the story, but I hoped that maybe she’d pull something epic and change my mind. Nope, it was as weak as I’d expected it to be after that.

H20 in a few sentences: “Well, the rain came, and it was bad and almost everyone died, but I spent a lot of time on my hair and makeup to try to make sure I looked nice during the apocalypse. Still didn’t get a boyfriend, though. Not even the super nerdy guy that, like, no one in their right mind would like anyways.”  Yeah, that’s a fairly accurate synopsis.  I think even the most shallow of teens – which I don’t think the lead character was – probably wouldn’t have spent that much time talking about killer high heels, sequined dresses, and getting an absolutely horrible spray-tan. Wish I was joking about those topics frequently recurring but… nope.

Overall, H20 couldn’t even make a splash in my world. It was more the equivalent a shallow, rancid puddle.

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Title: H20 | Author: Virginia Bergin (site) | Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire (site) | Pub. Date: 2014-10-7 | Pages: 327 | ISBN13: 9781492606543 | Genre(s): Young Adult & Horror | Language: English | Triggers: Dead infant seen | Rating: 2 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-4-3 | Source: Library


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2 Responses to A Review of H20 by Virginia Bergin

  1. This book sounds like something my niece could really get into. Thank you for reviewing it!

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