The Loners

The Loners

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : EgmontUSA, 2012
ISBN: 9781606843291
160684329X
1606843303
9781606843307
Branch Call Number: / SF THOMAS LEX
Characteristics: 404 p. ; 22 cm

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007jenniferm Dec 08, 2014

Amazing novel, its plot is exciting and it's all visually appealing. The love triangle causes drama! Each chapter is from a different character's point of view, so if you like that check this book out!

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debowncrusher
Sep 23, 2014

I LOVED this book! i dont like books with too much romance, and this one had the perfect amount. so the romance isnt the only thing going on, but enough to make me feel like a "normal" teen girl. its got a great plot, and its not a dystopian novel which so many are these days, which i dont find too interesting. its one of those books that you start reading at 9, thinking youll only read a few chapters, then suddenly its like 1 am and youre more than halfway through the book.

MsJoann Mar 12, 2014

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.

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Argavius117
Feb 15, 2014

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.

bandblair Sep 30, 2013

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

JCLChrisK Jun 19, 2013

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.

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lightning1243
Jun 11, 2013

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

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jtuckswim
Jun 05, 2013

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

JewelMcLatchy Dec 27, 2012

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

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BettyLovesRed
Nov 23, 2012

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)

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