"'There's a forest,' said Violet. 'It's called Jefferson Park. We're thinking about going either there, or out to beef country.'
My dad nodded. 'It'll have to be beef country,' he said. 'The forest's gone.'
He nodded, then squinted while he like clawed something from the roof of his mouth with his tongue. He told us, 'Yeah. Jefferson Park? Yeah. That was knocked down to make an air factory.'
'You're kidding,' said Violet.
'Yeah, that's what happened,' Dad said, shrugging. 'You got to have air.'
Violet pointed out, 'Trees make air,' which kind of worried me because I knew dad would think it was snotty.
My father stared at her for a long time. Then he said, 'Yeah. Sure. Do you know how inefficient trees are, next to an air factory?'"
Feed, by YA author M.T. Anderson, is like, super good. You need to go read it. Like now. Especially if you miss Kurt Vonnegut.
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