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Young adult apocalyptic fiction
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'.