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Plague 99
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on 8 October 2013
A plague kills the oldest inhabitants of the UK and works it way through the population, attacking younger and younger people. The book follows three teenagers from London and their attempts to adapt as civilisation breaks down. Unfortunately I didn't really like any of them and didn't really care what happened to them. In particular, some of the dialogue just sounds false.

It's not a terrible book by any means, but I didn't feel like a lot happens and it all feels a bit too safe. I can't help feeling that the reality of the situation would be a lot less pleasant. This book appears to be aimed at teenagers and suffers from it slightly as everything feels a bit 'watered down'.
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on 14 April 2014
Read this as a young adult and again now out of nostalgia. It still chills me how it feels so real. The characters are real. I always identified with fran in it. Shahid is great too bu Harry geates in your nerves. Its a read in one day book and it makes you wonder how you would react in a similar situation
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2001
I kept having to stop doing was I was doing to pick the book back up to continue reading. It really maade me think about the future of the world and how the life we now know could change so much in a short period of time
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 30 March 1999
Plague 99 was read to me by my Dad and I was always wanting to come back to it. It was well written to appeal to children and the discussions between the surviving children were thought provoking and deep. It was therefore also interesting for adults as well and led to debates on various topics after the reading was over for the night. It had some loose ends and leaves you not knowing the outcome about the children but gives plenty of options to allow one to have an ending of your choice.
Raises questions about consequences of not dealing properly with current issues on the environment and not taking responsibility for actions.
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on 13 October 2014
THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A BOOK FOR TEENS BUT I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT TO ADULTS! VERY WELL WRITTEN AND THOUGHT PROVOKING. A++++
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 7 August 2002
I honestly think that this is one of the best books that I have read in a very long time. It was very sad and did make me cry but it was also well written with an amazing amount of accuracy and attention to detail.
I can't wait to get my hands on the next two books in this trilogy!!
Thankyou Jane Ure for producing such a fabulous story.
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