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A reminder of the plot of Julius Caesar and why he said, "Et tu, Brute? How lack of sleep alters your perspective. Aly remains a skillful character who solves problems with computer research and her hacking abilities.
One man dies of fever, and friends start to bury him. Plenty of action sequences using fists, falls from cliffs, a deliberate car crash that flips a car, tranquilizers, a crowbar, knives, and guns.
Mostly people are knocked unconscious or burned. A plane crashes.
Sex Some hand-holding by Jack and Aly. Language Consumerism Mostly lines from classic movies and TV shows shouted by a reanimated statue that's watched TV for decades. One man does die from fever, and friends start to bury him.
Expect plenty of action sequences using fists, falls from cliffs, a deliberate car crash that flips a car, tranquilizers, a crowbar, knives, and guns. The talented main characters are brave and resourceful and work well together to survive. Apr 20, Kate rated it did not like it I truly wanted to like this book.
On the whole, I love YA fantasy, and after reading so many reviews comparing this book to the Percy Jackson series, I looked forward to a wonderful read. Then there's Peter Lerangis' pedigree as an author: having published so many books, and received so much acclaim, I felt confident an evening with this book would be well spent.
How wrong I was. There is no character development here.
Rather, we're introduced to Jack in the first character. He's a year-old kid I truly wanted to like this book. He's a year-old kid whose mother died how, we never learn and whose father has come up with excuses to travel ever since and we're left to assume that it's too painful for him to be in the house now that his wife is dead.
A series of au pairs have supervised Jack since his mother's death, and again we're not told why they keep quitting. In fact, his most recent au pair quits on the day the action in the book begins Not a chapter later, Jack suddenly finds himself in a hospital after losing consciousness in the school parking lot.
A doctor is treating him, and at no point does he seem to wonder why his dad isn't there.
In fact, when he's kidnapped from that hospital, at no point does he seem to think about his dad -- or even miss him -- at all. Eventually and I don't want to give away much of the plot in case someone actually feels like spending an evening with this book , Jack winds up with a group of other kids his age.
They, too, are one-dimensional characters, each of which Lerangis seems to have assigned an "odd trait" just to flesh them out a bit. There's Aly, who has pink hair though how she managed to dye it at the remote island institute is beyond my understanding , likes movies and is good with cyber stuff. Who knows.