There really isn't much need to explain why I'm pumped for this book. With a description that starts out mentioning both Life as We Knew It & Lord of the Flies, how could it go wrong? No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz is set to come out at the end of the month (the 29th) & I sure hope my library has its copies ready to go.
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 just sounds so incredible! I was totally mesmerized by Life as We Knew It & can't wait to see how these teens deal with the unimaginable stress they're about to encounter. You would think that a mall would have enough supplies to help out, but it's always the number of people involved. Sure, if this was Dawn of the Dead, where you've only got a handful of people to worry about things would be easier, but with such a large crowd you can never really know what to expect.
How would you handle this type of situation? Also, naturally, what are you waiting on this week?