By: Lex Thomas
Series: Quarantine #1
thought it was smart, compelling and brave. It dares to go into
territory that many YA books will not tread. It is brutal, violent,
gruesome, frightening and at times overwhelming. Another thing that
separates this book from a lot of others in the genre is that you are
never quite sure how this is all going to end...." Katie
for a light, fluffy read? NOT HERE! This is dark, gritty, violent and
terrifying on several levels. One of the most disturbing books I have
It was just another
ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the
school. When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to
safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. And that
was just the beginning.
A year later, McKinley has descended into
chaos. All the students are infected with a virus that makes them
deadly to adults. The school is under military quarantine. The teachers
are gone. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques.
Without a gang, you’re as good as dead. And David has no gang. It’s
just him and his little brother, Will, against the whole school.