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.
In this frighteningly dark and captivating novel, Lex Thomas locks readers inside a school where kids don’t fight to be popular, they fight to stay alive.
My Rating: 4/5
I received this book for review from Netgalley. It is auto-approved so you can read it straight away. It will be published on 10 July 2012.
The beginning was very captivating and pulled you into the story instantly. I read about the first half of the book in one sitting and it was very fast paced.
I really liked the desciptions used to describe the school in which they are trapped. Also the gangs amongst the students in the school was very interesting and unique.
The only issue I had with this book were the characters. Towards the middle of the book they started to get on my nerves. It was mainly Will. I found him to be too whiny and jealous of his brother David.
The end of the book was almost as good as the beginning. I really liked the cliffhanger at the end and can't wait to read the sequel.