Life As We Knew It meets Lord of the Flies in a mall that looks just like yours
A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.
These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising styles, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly.
This is a gripping look at people and how they can--and must--change under the most dire of circumstances.
And not always for the better.
This was a quick book, and an emotional book, a mental book on how people react when they're trapped in the same place for a week, or at least, that's how long they were in for in this book, and they were still there after the book ended, and in a horrible situation at that, with all the people sick, and the discovery in the ice rink.
Told from the perspectives of 4 teens, this novel cycles through each of them learning what the heck is going on, and how they react to it, and how they try to either escape, or help the sick ones, boys being the former, and girls being the later.
At first it was a bit slow, introducing the characters and the plot, and at first there was nothing to worry about, but then it got really bad, like the family whose son was declared sick, and the Feds just beat the family, or when the people as a mob tried to get into the Apple store, base of the Senator and her family, that wasn't too good.
There was a lot of things that were left open in this book, like who put the bomb there and why, and who is going to survive, those who were still living at the end of the book, so I'm waiting for the next book! I know there's going to be a 2nd book, because it said end of book 1, so yeah, can't wait for book 2!
This was a great novel, and it speaks to human's nature to survive, and yeah, loved it!
Author: Dayna Lorentz
Read: June 1st, 2012
Source: Publisher for Review
Reason Why: Sounded like an excellent book! I had to read it!
Published: May 29th 2012