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by Huddleston, Tom

ISBN: 9781788004343

Set in a futuristic London long flooded by water, two children find themselves on the run when they find themselves mixed up in a larger conspiracy Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble. Suddenly everyone's after them: gangsters, cops and ruthless Mariner pirates in their hi-tech submarines. The two children must find a way to fight back before Floodworld's walls come tumbling down...


Mckenzie - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2021

I would recommend this book because it is a cinematic adventure set in a world ravaged by changing climate, rising tides and a society full of turmoil. My favourite part of the book was when Joe and Kara met the ravenous mariner, Redeye, who had this extremely thoughtless and selfish plan which was to make the floodworlds wall come tumbling down, but what he didn't know was that he would be stopped by the 2 people from the dirty and grimy shanties. The book filled me with tension, excitement and a blood boiling heart pounding sensation which made me want to know more ...

Dan - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2021

This book was fantastic! Set in the future where the world is very different but with all the same problems! There is a lot of action and drama and twists and turns to the story, I didn’t want to put this book down and now I’m looking for more books like it, Definitely recommend you won’t regret reading this book.

Grace - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2021

Not really my type but it is a really good book. My favourite characters are Kara, Nate and Joe. They are really brave and strong. Redeye seems to be a conflicted character near the end. It is really good and shows clear message of resilience and bravery.

Nancy - Nottingham Girls High School - 2021

I think this book was good if you are into that type of book. I didn't really understand what was going on but I really like the idea of London being covered in water.

Jess - Nottingham Girls High School - 2021

This book was highly enjoyable. I thought that at the start it was a bit confusing but it was a really good challenge! I liked how the characters act and the storyboard was very interesting! For me it was one of those books you didn't want to put down or finish reading. When I finished the book it left me in a shock and warmth that is unexplainable. At the start it only took a tiny bit of time to understand. But other than that I loved this book

Morley - Outwood Academy Kirkby - 2021

Floodgates was written by Tom Huddleston and is the first of his books I have read. I found this action - adventure very addictive with a good description about the settings of London. Huddleston created a vivid image in the readers mind of this underwater world. He share with you the lives of Kara and Joe as they try to survive bu scavenge in the aqua ruin of London. Running through pages lies a message of climate change. I would recommend to ages 10+

Ruqaiyah - Nottingham Girls High School - 2021

FloodWorld was an action adventure book set in the future, with two ordinary children scavenging for food becoming daring heroes and outwitting the Mariner villains. Although the idea for the book is creative, I think that the plot is quite predictable; being set in the future also makes the story sound a little unrealistic. One the other hand, I quite liked the characters: Kara especially because she was ruthless and brave on one side but always able to protect Joe and her friends if needs be. FloodWorld wasn’t a book that I’d usually pick off the shelf but in the end, it was a good read .