Title: The Rule of Three
Author: Eric Walters
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers
Pub Date: 01/21/14
Top 25: No
Convince us to read the book: This book had pretty good dialogue. There were sometimes when it sounded like the characters were lecturing each other in conversation, but all in all it was believable. The characters themselves were a stretch, they seemed to be a little bit to convenient, but they worked, and were pretty realistic for who the author wanted them to be.
Memorable or Forgettable: What makes this book memorable is the lesson it tries to teach you. It is basically The Lord of the Flies, but more relevant to this day and age. It really gets across that society needs rules and that civilization is not as civil as it seems. The plot was also very memorable, as not very many people think along these lines.
Cover: The cover reflects the end-middle and the end. It is very inviting to readers who like this type of story.
Age Range: 12-13
Quality: 4Q Better than most
Popularity: 4P Broad general teen appeal
tags: coming of age / post-apocalyptic / ya lit