No Safety in Numbers

YA book I reviewed for What Will She Read Next? Great survival tale along the lines of Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Life as We Knew It

What Will She Read Next?

9780142425978_p0_v2_s260x420No Safety in Numbers is another book I just happened upon at the library, it was on the “Staff Picks” display.  I walked by, noticed this book and turned to walk back and pick it up.  After reading the jacket description I knew I had to bring it home and read it.  As if the cover hadn’t caught my attention enough.

Anyone who has ever seen Outbreak or The Stand or any other movie/tv show about a killer virus will recognize what happens here, only this time it happens in a large (and I mean large, they talk about several thousand people, multiple floors, amusement park rides, a movie theater and an ice skating rink) mall.  Also the story is told from the point of view of four teenagers.  The website for the books has a quote from seventeen magazine: “Think of the heart-racing chase of The Hunger Games

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