Shelter in Place by Deborah D. Moore

Check out this week’s new title for Teen Reads, Shelter in Place by Deborah D. Moore!

The government is after someone, but who—and why?

As the small resort town of Kapac, Ohio prepares for their annual August festivities, another preparation is underway of a more malicious nature. A suspicious toxic spill on the only road in or out, by unknown agents, quarantines the town and threatens not only its livelihood, but also its very life. Shut off from everything, nearly a thousand trapped residents—with only a limited local food supply—lose power, and with that, city water and sewage, and then communications. The government is the only entity powerful enough to pull this off, but why? Who are they after?

Undersheriff Casey WhiteCloud has his hands full when he is the only law left in town during the incident. When a serial killer emerges, the scared, hungry, and increasingly angry population turns on each other.

And then the heat gets turned up. Literally. And people start to die.

Check back on Tuesday for the first question!

QOTD #1: Divergent

Tris left her old life behind to join a completely different faction. What was her old faction like? What do we know about Dauntless? Why do you think she chose Dauntless as her new home? What kind of problems has she encountered so far?

Leave your answers in the comments below!

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Veronicaa Roth recently published her first adult novel! In celebration of her new book, we’re going to be reading Divergent!

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One choice can transform you. Pass initiation. Do not fail!

Thrilling urban dystopian fiction debut from exciting young author. In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions — Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) — each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives. On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.

Check the blog on Tuesday for the first question!

QOTD #4: The Perfect Escape

During the zombie apocalypse survival adventure, Annie teams up with Nate’s nemesis to take him down and corner him into intentionally lowering his GPA to make other students look good. Why did Annie decide to go against Nate and betray his trust?

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