With bounties being placed on his head, and his need to survive and protect his brother, David is constantly looking over his shoulder, and lurking in the shadows. Seriously guys, my heart was pounding throughout the entire book!
He joins them and becomes their leader.
If they can provide food and other supplies, they can communicate with them, try to keep them organised and control all the violence. David gets a nosebleed. Well, those are the pretty ones. At first, David and his brother Will are gangless. Where the heck did that come from? The kids are scared and confused and quickly turn on each other, fighting to survive.
The Pretty Ones all wear white clothes, which is just ludicrous in that filthy environment. Visit them at www. A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. I mean come on! The gangs are so hostile to each other that inter-gang friendships or relationships are unthinkable. David, however, is in danger.
When loner David Thorpe tried to help his English teacher to safety, the teacher convulsed and died right in front of him. Just being in the vicinity of one of them will cause them suffer a horrible death. Obsessed with trying prove himself, Will becomes increasingly deluded and reckless while David just tries his best to keep them alive.
The telltale sign of the virus leaving your body is a bloody nose. The women in the book were awful too, every single one of them, which I guess fits nicely with their male counterparts. You men have collaboration down pat!
I will NOT stand for this, not now, not ever. We follow David and his brother Will as they try to stay alive, along with Lucy. The author s did an amazing job in describing the chaos that happens inside the school. The school is under military quarantine. Each of the female characters reinforces a horrible stereotype of women men like to tell themselves in order to feel better about objectifying, sexualizing and getting their way with women against their will.
A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. I for one, cannot wait to start reading book 2 in this series and see what craziness will ensue this time! It also asks for a lot of suspension of disbelief from the readers, because when it comes down to it, this novel makes no sense and everything, from the conflict to the setting, is just a flimsy excuse to rehash the whole teens-killing-each-other Hunger Games style-thing.
Let that sink in. Seriously, the authors barely even tried to make this work. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. This book is offensive, insulting, disrespectful and an indignity to the worth of women. It was violent, full of fear, and so entirely captivating.
I love a pacey plot, but this is ridiculous. But other than that, it was a superb book. The Pretty Ones essentially trade in sex, with their leader, Hilary, arranging girlfriends for the Varsity boys.
All the adults suddenly vomit up their lungs and die. He starts going crazy.Jul 12, · This entry was posted in Book reviews and tagged Egmont USA, gangs, Lex Thomas, school, science fiction, virus, YA, young adult by Lauren.
Bookmark the permalink. 6 thoughts on “ Review of Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas ”. Today, we’re not only sharing our review of Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas (our September book of the month), but we’re also pleased to be hosting the latest stop on the official blog tour!
After our review, scroll down for links to all the participating blogs (many of which are hosting some great contests), [ ]. The Loners (Quarantine Series #1) by Lex Thomas 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, /5(57). Well, compared to the kids in The Loners, I pretty much want to be best friends with everyone from M Seriously, there's no one in this book that isn't a RAGING asshole.
Even before the apocalyptic scenario, these kids were horrific. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1st, MORE BY LEX THOMAS. Children. THE GIANT. by Lex Thomas Children.
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