In Badlands, A meteorite has collided with Earth. Krystal and a small group of other survivors are living in a subway station. Their food supply is running low, and tempers are frayed. When Krystal is caught giving away some food, her life goes from bad to worse. This future story explores themes of trust, community, and survival.
Features of the Book – Dramatic illustrations, – Futuristic setting, – Suspense, – Character development. Purpose Badlands can be used to introduce and reinforce the following skills and understandings: – analysing how changes in the environment affect people, – analysing theme, – making inferences.
Themes covered in this book are: Relationships, Overcoming Obstacles, Natural Disasters, Character Education
Reading Level:25-26 (Emerald)
Guided Reading Level25
Theme/TopicNatural Disasters | Overcoming Obstacles | Relationships
Strategy/SkillsAnalysing themes | Cause and effect | Character study | Dialogue | Forming opinions | Making inferences