Thursday, September 01, 2011

Rock Bottom by Erin Brockovich

Rock Bottom is about AJ who teams up with a lawyer to bring down a big coal mining company in a small town. The small town happens to be AJs hometown that she left ten years ago. The companys coal sludge is contaminating the local water supply and the company is destroying the mountain top causing environmental problems. The lawyer dies before AJ begins to work with him. When lawyers daughter gets death threats because of his actions, AJ comes to her aid. AJ has conflicting emotions because she hates the man in charge of the company, but his son is a former boyfriend of hers and is the father of her child.

The best part of the book was the characters. I loved AJ, she was confident, extremely strong willed, and was a really good person with a lot of spirit. I also liked her son David and her friend Ty, who was so believable it felt like he could be sitting in the room with you. There was also a couple of interesting plot twists that I did not expect. I thought it was a little too dramatic towards the end and also that the AJs accident wasnt fully explained but it balanced out and I felt that the end of the book brought everything to a close nicely.
There is some language in the beginning.
Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Rockford, Illinois United States