Reader: Simon DS
Age: 12
Title: Quarantine: The Loners
Author: Lex Thomas
Publisher: EgmontUSA
Pub Date: July 10, 2012
Galley: Yes
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book was alright. It wasn't the best book, but it wasn't bad either. It was good in the way that it combined virus crisis (like Contagion) and also a modern Lord of the Flies that the general teen could understand and appreciate. It was bad in the way that things got hard to understand at the end because the characters started finding stuff too fast and sort of left the reader in the dust.
Memorable or Forgettable: As I said, it left me in the dust.  Some of the ideas were really cool, like having gangs within the school, but some of the romance stuff was beyond my 12 year-old-self.
Cover: The cover looked like an intense book, that seemed depressing. Upon reading the back and an enthusiastic suggestion from a friend is when I picked it up.
Age Range: 14 through 17
Quality: 3Q Readable
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
Additional Comments:  This book was also interesting because it showed one person's take on teen psychology, which I thought was well developed.

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