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I enjoyed this book. It did a great job of connecting the story lines together. It wasn't as strong as the last but still stronger than the others. It pulled me in and kept me wanting to read more. The nuisances in the story were unexpected in some ways but looking back completely obvious. Good writing to be able to say both.
The story reminds me of the old 80s movies. The adults are the villains as they try to keep the kids safe. The reasonable ones are the kids. I'm not saying that to say it's bad or trite but provide a recap overall at least as far as I am concerned.
I found myself shuffling between stances. The reader just taking in the story. A former angst ridden teenager trying to discover self. A person who works with kids and preteen/teenagers in particular. A counselor who has been trained and worked in different areas the books address.
I find myself wondering if this wouldn't be a good study for counsellors. While far fetched it still had a kernel of the various issues that many teens deal with. Thinking to Erickson's stages of development it seems pretty straightforward.
Of course in the end, the elephant in the room remains. What is the contagion? Was it V? Did it spread as a contagion would based on different models I've read over the years? Interesting thought that a mental health issue was a contagion. Wonder about this as I think about a few we have now. ADHD? Autism? Etc...
Overall a thought provoking story that I found kept me interested.