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Jul 18 2011

Pod by Stephen Wallenfels

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Allen and Unwin, 2011. ISBN 9781742375663.
Recommended. This book is written with two main characters: Josh, who lives in Prosser, Washington and Megs who is staying in Los Angeles, California. On day one, life as they know it changes within a matter of seconds. The world is rudely awakened by a screeching sound that makes them feel like their brains are going to explode. It is an alien invasion. Anyone who steps outside disappears, but staying inside can drive the sane insane. The power goes out, the water stops and you can't go outside to get more without disappearing. Megs is stuck in the parking lot of a hotel, trying to hide for survival. Josh is stuck in his house with a neat-freak, compulsive father. He tries to keep himself sane but living stuck inside with nothing to do, he struggles. We follow their lives for a month. What will happen? How will they cope?
This book was great. It has a really good 'what if' theory. The storyline kept me guessing and had me on my toes wondering what was going to happen next. Such a great book for those who enjoy alien invasions (Sci-fi).
Cecilia Richards (student)

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