Waiting on Wednesday (13): Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas

From Goodreads:
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.
Publication Date: July 10th, 2012
Publisher: Egmont USA
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I've become more interested in survival fiction recently, so I'm adding anything remotely along those lines to my to-read list instantly. It isn't so much a "got to prepare for the Mayan calender" thing as it is a morbid fascination one. Survival fiction, I think, brings out the best in characters, and makes it easier for both the author and the reader to see more of how a character thinks and reacts in tough times because they are put in a desperate situation to begin with. How one acts under pressure says a lot about a person.

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  1. Good choice it sounds like a pretty good read :D

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  2. I love survival fiction! Thanks for bringing this one to my attention. I think this sounds fantastic!

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  3. Interesting concept. The cover is kind of creepy.


  4. This sounds interesting. It's not what I normally read, but I bet it would be thrilling to read! Good choice.

  5. Oh this sounds awesome! I need to check it out, Thanks for showing me!

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  6. This book is amazing. I really, really loved it. I gave it a 4 or 5 star rating I think. Great choice.

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  7. This sounds like an interesting take on the survival story.

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  9. Surprisingly, I haven't heard about this book before, but it sounds fantastic! I'll definitely be adding this one to my TBR-Shelf!(:

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  10. This one looks SO great! I cannot wait for it!

  11. Oh, this sounds awesome! Adding it to my already-too-long TBR list.

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