Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different now.
Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.
Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.
Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.

Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers 
Number of Pages: 400
Type: Hardcover 

Reviewed by Alexandra, age 18

This is a freaky thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end – nobody is who they seem, not even Reese, who is trying to figure out the secrets behind the string of suspicious plane crashes and her own miraculous recovery from a car accident, all while trying to find out who she is. You’ll love this book if you enjoy learning about conspiracy theories or sci-fi. I recommend it to readers ages 16-18 who are looking for a new gripping read!

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Happy reading! 
Alexandra, age 18

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