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No Safety in Numbers (No Safety in Numbers)


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ISBN13: 9780142425978
ISBN10: 0142425974
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A suspenseful survival story and modern day Lord of the Flies set in a mall that looks just like yours.

A biological bomb has just been discovered in the air ducts of a busy suburban mall. At first nobody knows if it's even life threatening, but then the entire complex is quarantined, people start getting sick, supplies start running low, and there's no way out. Among the hundreds of trapped shoppers are four teens.

These four different narrators, each with their own stories, must cope in unique, surprising manners, changing in ways they wouldn't have predicted, trying to find solace, safety, and escape at a time when the adults are behaving badly. This is a gripping look at people and how they can—and must—change under the most dire of circumstances.

And not always for the better.

"Think of the heart-racing chase of The Hunger Games, but a giant mall is your arena."—Seventeen.com

"[An] engrossing . . . thriller."—Kirkus Reviews

"This tense trilogy opener . . . build[s] a sense of claustrophobia and desperation."—Publishers Weekly

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Dayna Lorentz (www.daynalorentz.com) lives in South Burlington, Vermont.

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Beverly B, March 28, 2014 (view all comments by Beverly B)
No Safety In Numbers is a Breakfast Club + Contagion + Lord of the Flies sci-fi thriller. The plot is tense from the very first page. Thousands of people in the mall are told they are locked in indefinitely, and surprisingly everyone remains calm and goes about their day then their night and then the next day, and the next, until day six. As long as there are movies, food and places to sleep, people are impatient, but tolerant. Of course, most of the teens in the mall see it as a chance to party without parents, and they take over the "fun" areas of the mall. The many characters are interesting, but too YA predictable: the loner, the entitled bully, the super-athlete, the computer geek, the intellectual artist. When word leaks out that their situation is dire, and most will probably all die, no one, adult or teen, emerges as a leader. The ensuing violent and suspenseful chaos lasts for the entire second half of the book and builds to a climax with no resolution. The ending is abrupt and obviously a set up for the sequel. That said, most YA readers will not be bothered by the cliches, or predictability, and will eagerly snatch up books 2 and 3.
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Lorentz, Dayna
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Dayna Lorentz; survival; disaster; mall; bioterrorism; biological warfare; quarantine; horror; apocalyptic; survivor
Children s-Adventure Stories
Dayna Lorentz; survival; disaster; mall
; bioterrorism; biological warfare; quarantine; horror; apocalyptic; survivor
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No Safety In Numbers
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Grade Level:
from 7
8.24 x 5.51 x 0.71 in 0.55 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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