A year later, McKinley has descended into chaos. The Pretty Ones and The Sluts. So many untied ends! I have a lot of questions about the gangs themselves too. Violent gangs have formed based on high school social cliques. Things slowly become less than perfect when the race for food turns into a deadly match.
I simply cannot believe all of this has gone unmentioned in the many other reviews about this book. You put this in the hands of a younger audience and you let them think that it is okay because is not real and you ignore the fact that, book or not, this gives ideas to people, it gets ingrained into the fabric of who they are and they can grow up to believe this appalling, horrible vision of women.
Let me note quickly that this story is the collaborative work of a writing team, namely Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies, who write together under the pen name Lex Thomas.
And David has no gang. They do not fight for their survival in that school, instead, their leader pimps the other girls out to the leading gang when they want. And given that the gangs take almost all the food, how do all the loners survive?
David, however, is in danger. I was constantly worried for David and his brother, Will. Intense and heart-pounding, The Loners was one hell of a ride! On the third day, you will have a hacking cough, and death will come quickly.
Of course, nowhere in the whole paragraph we get explaining why these kids are locked in their school is a reason given for why all of the kids lost their hair when the outbreak happened.
Read-along with the awesome Cas! There is a whopper of a cliffhanger at the end of this one. And that was just the beginning.
David was an interesting character. Then he starts seeing things. They seal off the building, trapping everyone inside. I hate admitting that! I love a pacey plot, but this is ridiculous.Review: Quarantine (The Loners 1) by Lex Thomas Goodreads Review It was just another ordinary day at McKinley High—until a massive explosion devastated the school.
Quarantine: The Loners was dark and troubling, but Lex Thomas managed to lighten the mood at times with a sweet romance and with a few well-crafted characters. Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas: Review.
Posted July 23, by Kylie in book review, If you'd like me to review your book, check out my review policy first to make. 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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David knew punching Sam, the star of the football team, was going to have repercussions, but he had no idea they would be so long-lasting. Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies.
Their first novel, QUARANTINE: THE LONERS, earned a starred review from Booklist, and Huffington Post Books called it “one of the best books that I have ever read.”.Download