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Ejected by Dawn Pape

publication date: Nov 6, 2020
author/source: Anne Coates

Ejected by Dawn PapeI really enjoyed the opening of Ejected which begins with Ivy wondering why her dad, Keith, is late collecting her. He is never late. Her parents are divorced and Ivy remembers how much fun she had with her dad – before the divorce and before all the girlfriends who seemed to tag along...

Meanwhile Keith is stuck in traffic getting more and more stressed. Taking deep breaths in his open top convertible he suddenly finds himself being shot into space. He soon discovers he is not the only one in this predicament.

Average people responsible for excessive greenhouse gas emissions are ejected from the planet. In order to return to Earth, the “Ejected” need to unite to decrease emission levels so the world can support them once again. Will they manage to implement the solutions in time to return to their loved ones?

This book is designed to start conversations that can change our environmental trajectory. Without immediate action, the world is headed toward a climate unfit for humans within our children’s lifetimes. Why is there any hesitation in getting started?

This book is also a manual on how to end the climate crisis—perfect for individuals and classroom teachers. Although a work of fiction, Ejected offers some real climate solutions while also exploring other critical societal problems such as environmental racism.

In places the narrative becomes rather "clunky" where the story loses out to the author making an environmental point. But I've given it four hearts as there are some very funny episodes as well and this is a book with a mission – all profits from the sale of Ejected will go to the environmental education charity We All Need Food and Water

PWT rating: ♥♥♥♥

Published by Good Green Life Publishing, Ejected is available in paperback and ebook from Amazon and bookshops.Please note that while bookshops are closed during lockdown, you can support them by ordering online, by email or phone for local delivery.