Reckoning by Barry Jonsberg<br>

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Pandora Jones bk 3. Allen & Unwin, 2015. ISBN 9781743318133.
(Age: 13+) Highly recommended. Dystopian fiction. Friendship. Adventure. The final in the Pandora Jones trilogy, following Admission and Deception, Reckoning brings this dystopian series to a satisfying ending. Pandora Jones knows what has happened but she seems unable to do anything about the story that The School has circulated about what has happened. She knows that a virus has been sent out into the world and that she must do something about it. She also knows that she can't do it without the help of her friends and that she must persuade them to believe in her and what she knows has happened.
Pandora is a great heroine and an intelligent leader. With Jen in particular beside her, she gets her group, all using their own particular talents, to work out a plan to save the world. There is action galore as the friends take on The School and the Professor in their bid to escape and get their message out before it is too late.
This series has a wonderful mix of diverse characters, friendship, loyalty and adventure that ensures it will be enjoyed by its readers. It is refreshing to find a series that doesn't rely on a love triangle for its impetus and that has a plausible plot at its centre.
Pat Pledger