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Other: Very negative and controlling portrayal of Christians.
Frightening or Intense Scenes: This book will give all but the most hardened teens nightmares.
Violence: Extremely graphic and gruesome figt sevens including cannibalism, murder and beheadings.
Other: very graphic. there is a lot of blood in it described quite vividly
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Chapel_Hill_KenMc thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over
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This book begins with Alex hiking into the wilderness, but unlike most teenage campers, she doesn't want to have a good time. She's going to decide whether to kill herself or not. Alex, you see, has not only lost her parents in an accident, she has an incurable brain tumor. While Alex is in the woods, a massive EMP blast goes off. Some people die. Some people are unaffected. Some people, like Alex, gain strange new abilities. And some people turn into ravenous killing machines. Now Alex, in the company of haunted army officer Tom and eight-year-old Ellie, must survive in a dangerous new world where all they have is each other.
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“Why can't you like me?" he said, his voice breaking. His scent steamed then, hot and heady with a welter of contradictions: apples and fire and electric roil of those cold, black shadows. "Why can't you like me just a little?"
She would never know how she might have answered, because he never gave her the chance.
Instead, he kissed her.”