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The Loners

Thomas, Lex (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Loners


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When a virus deadly to adults infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students soon break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.
Authors: Thomas, Lex
Title: The loners
Publisher: New York :, Egmont USA,, 2012.
Characteristics: 404 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: When a virus deadly to adults infects their high school, brothers David and Will and the other students soon break into gangs that fight each other for survival and the hope of escaping their quarantine.
ISBN: 9781606843291
160684329X
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Report This Mar 19, 2014
  • Nectern rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It is what it is. Book was a great shit read. Everytime nature called, I remembered to grab it and bowl through a few chapters. Kept me entertained.

Report This Mar 12, 2014
  • nanajoe rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The Loners tries really hard to be as good as the Hunger Games or Divergent or even Lord of the Flies. It just isn't. There are definitely good parts and I read it through to the end but felt let down by the time I finished. The author lost control and some things didn't add up; couldn't quite buy into the climax. Still, I think some readers would enjoy the plot and characters.

Report This Feb 15, 2014
  • Argavius117 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The inside cover likened it to Lord of the Flies, and it definitely lived up to expectations. In the beginning, everybody wasn't together, but they weren't enemies. But as they got closer to the end, they formed their own groups just like in LotF. I enjoyed the book immensely and can't wait to read the second one.

Easy to read, fast-paced and a page-turner. I read it in one weekend. Lord of the Flies revamped!

Report This Jun 19, 2013
  • JCLChrisK rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Think high school on steroids. Alternately, high school plus prison minus adults. --- After the outbreak of a virus, the entire student body is encased in its school building. The teachers are all dead and the military drops food once a month. The teenagers are trapped, on their own, to create their own social order and decide how to share, distribute, trade, steal, or fight over the food and few other resources available. Needless to say, they do not create a utopia. --- I had trouble buying the premise that creates the scenario, and the set-up at the beginning felt sketchy and rushed. Once the book got past that and started developing the characters and their setting I was more hooked into the action, though. Not one to read for its sociological or psychological examination of the human creature (the comparisons that I saw to Lord of the Flies are stretching), but it's a fun adventure.

Report This Jun 11, 2013
  • lightning1243 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Interesting book, it was really good. It was kinda slow in some parts but, still a good book.

Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • jtuckswim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had a friend suggest this to me. I read it within one night! I absolutely loved it.

Report This Dec 27, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really gritty and terrifying scenario. Inside jacket hails it as a modern-day Lord of the Flies and the similarities are definitely there, but with talk of an impending zombie apocalypse, this is the 2000s version with viruses, cell phones and high school gangs whose members are all fighting to survive and make it to "graduation" day

Report This Nov 23, 2012
  • BettyLovesRed rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There is a lot of criticism towards this book. Personally, I really loved this book. There is violence, cussing, and a few sexual content, so if you're not interested in those, this book is not for you! I will be looking forward to the next book! (Summer 2013)

Report This Oct 02, 2012
  • JRBareis rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really good and unqiue read. I loved it. I possibly won't be able o wait for a year for the next book.

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Report This Jun 05, 2013
  • jtuckswim rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

jtuckswim thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Report This Dec 27, 2012
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

JewelMcLatchy thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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