AUTHOR = JEYN ROBERTS
GENRE = DYSTOPIAN FUTURE
INTEREST LEVEL = YEARS 10. 11
This is a compelling and violent novel about a grim future. Told from different perspectives it may take some readers a few chapters to pice together the actual storyline. We follow a number pf different teenagers as the world around them begins to crumble, partly from natural disasters and partly from human interactions. A terrorist bomb in a school blows away Mason’s friends, whilst he is watching his mother die from a car accident in hpospital. Aries is on a bus that is damaged amidst an earthquake, losing her best friend in the disaster. Clementine watches in horror as her townsfolk turn on each other and kill her parents. Michael watches in shock as the police turn against a perpetrator of road rage. As these 4 teens struggle to make sense of the world around them and survive the violence, their journeys bring them together. Can they work together to survive? And who is the lone voice that bodes ill for the future?
A thrilling and compelling dystopian book that will have readers on the edge of their seats and craving the sequel.
Highly Recommended (dma) ****