No Safety in Numbers

Posted by Amanda on October 24, 2012

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
Publisher: Dial (Penguin)
Release Date: May 2012
Pages: 263
Place on Hold 

The Basics: This was a story told from multiple points of view about what happens when a mall is put on lock down with the shoppers still inside. As people fall ill tempers run high as those inside the mall become increasingly desperate. The shoppers want out but the government is determined to keep them in.

Characters: The author did a wonderful job of creating real and relatable characters. They weren’t to over exaggerated and none of them tried to ” play hero.” The author made the situation feel more real by making the characters average and giving them flaws.

Action: this book was not short on action. Between the conflicts amount the shoppers and the desperation of those inside the mall there is not a dull moment to be found in this book.

Romance: This book is mostly devoid of romance except when two of the characters have a very short fling. The lack of romance does not in any way hurt the quality of the book as a whole though. Overall: Overall this was a well written book about the desperation of people trapped

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