Reading Time: 3 hours (adult)
If you loved the Hunger Games Series by Suzanne Collins then this will give you another quick 'Hunger Games' fix. It's a single book, not a series, and it definitely has an environmental twist to it, but is nothing like The Lorax. Really, it has to do with the blurred lines between good and evil people.
The basic premise of the book is that there is little drinkable water left on earth and two kids go on an adventure to rescue their friend. Along the way they meet people that are good and bad. It is a fast paced book, with the characters jumping from adventure to adventure with very little room between.
Above all, this is a good book to read if you kids will read it too. Then you can discuss how we are stewards of the earth, etc. and how to distinguish between good and bad. This really does open up the discussion about how things that some people view as bad may in actually be good. I think it is great for free-thinking people who don't always blindly accept the 'news' these days.