Thursday, October 22, 2015

Pandemic Book Review

Wow, if you love reading about viruses or other kinds of things that might wipe us all out, then you definitely don't want to miss out on reading Pandemic written by Yvonne Ventresca.
Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Lilianna’s circumstances are anything but normal. Only a few people know what caused her sudden change from model student to the withdrawn pessimist she has become, but her situation isn’t about to get any better. When people begin coming down with a quick-spreading illness that doctors are unable to treat, Lil’s worst fears are realized.  
With her parents called away on business before the contagious outbreak—her father in Delaware covering the early stages of the disease and her mother in Hong Kong and unable to get a flight back to New Jersey—Lil’s town is hit by what soon becomes a widespread illness and fatal disaster. Now, she’s more alone than she’s been since the “incident” at her school months ago.

With friends and neighbors dying all around her, Lil does everything she can just to survive. But as the disease rages on, so does an unexpected tension as Lil is torn between an old ex and a new romantic interest. Just when it all seems too much, the cause of her original trauma shows up at her door. In this thrilling debut from author Yvonne Ventresca, Lil must find a way to survive not only the outbreak and its real-life consequences, but also her own personal demons. 
My Thoughts:
Wow, this was really a hard book to read! It is filled with a lot of drama and what makes it so dramatic is that this girl is still in school and her parents are off in other parts of the world doing their jobs and when this epic virus hits, she is all alone at home.
It has several story lines going on and one of them has to do with a former teacher whom she is scared to death of and because there are no parents around, she is even more terrified of him. I don't know from the way the book describes the incident if she just thought something happened or it really did and the teacher is totally clueless that he passed a boundary that is forbidden.
And of course, this is when the virus strikes and Lil is left to fend for herself until she meets another student from school who doesn't live far from her. He is also on his own because his mother is stuck at work, so he has to take care of his brothers and sisters. He seems to be the only one that Lil can talk to and confide her deepest secrets. Because of him, she manages to rise above all her doubts of whether she will be able to survive or not.
This is one doomsday book you should read because it's about much more than the virus and how we react to a crisis. It's got a moral to the story and it will give you some idea's on how to reconcile some differences with your peers.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Before becoming a children's writer, Yvonne Ventresca wrote computer programs and taught others how to use technology. Now she happily spends her days writing stories instead of code.

Ventresca is the author of the young adult novel Pandemic, published by Sky Pony Press. In Pandemic, a teen struggles to survive not only a deadly outbreak and its real-life consequences, but also her own personal demons. Ventresca's other writing credits include a short story in the YA dystopian anthology Prep for Doom, two nonfiction books for kids, Avril Lavigne (a biography of the singer) and Publishing (about careers in the field), along with various articles for teens and adults.

Besides writing, she enjoys learning Isshinryu karate, which she has studied for the last ten years.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product.  All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you. 


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