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Burnouts (#3 Quarantine)

Lex Thomas



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Carolrhoda Books
01 August 2016
Science fiction; General fiction (Children's&YA); Biology; Post Holocaust Sci-Fi; Young Adult; Young Adult Science Fiction
Readers of The Maze Runner and Divergent will devour this dark survival series that's Lord of the Flies in a 21st-century high school setting.

In the third Quarantine book, David and Will are alive...but on the outside of McKinley High. Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside, where Hilary will exact a deadly revenge before taking over McKinley and bringing one final reign of terror to the school before the doors open for good. But the outside world is just as dangerous for carriers of the virus.
By:   Lex Thomas
Imprint:   Carolrhoda Books
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 205mm,  Width: 132mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   348g
ISBN:   9781512404197
ISBN 10:   1512404195
Series:   Quarantine
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 August 2016
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Burnouts (#3 Quarantine)

If ever a YA book warranted a parental guidance sticker, this would be it--and that sticker would blister right off from the toxic rot inside. Two years after the escaped virus that got McKinley High sealed off from the world in Quarantine: The Loners (2012), the school has become a thunderdome of thuggery, violence, prostitution, and drugs. Having escaped the hell in Quarantine: The Saints (2013), Will is reunited with brother David in the relative peace of outside before they are both dragged back in to rescue the pregnant Lucy. Meanwhile, Lucy is ejected from the Sluts and falls into the hands of the Burnouts, lesion-covered creeps getting high on 'stinkers'--fermented feces fumes inhaled through a rubber glove. Yes, it's disgusting. Really disgusting. In fact, this is so far outside most readers' comfort zone it feels like outsider art, a surreal attempt to extract meaning and purpose from the sickest of scenarios. The plot, such as it is, is powered by unbalanced ex-mean girl Hilary, obsessed with finding new teeth to plug her tooth hole and determined to hold a demented 'prom.' This trilogy-ender is the hastiest of the three--huge moments are rushed through with regularity--but as a capper to this undersung 'psycho soap opera, ' it sure does its dirty job. One character's last words sum up the whole mad series: 'Peace, fuck, barf, love.' --starred, Booklist -- Journal

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