Half Lives

Publisher: Hachette

Review

At 17, Icie is preoccupied with schoolwork, relationships and what she will wear to the Prom. Then her world falls apart.

As terrorists release a deadly virus into the United States, Icie’s only chance of survival lies in a secret, underground bunker in the mountains around Las Vegas: but will she make it in time and what moral boundaries must she demolish en route?

Several hundred years later, Beckett leads a tribe who fight to survive on the same mountain and, although separated by time, he and Icie are linked by a deadly secret.

The dual narrative of this engaging novel puts two different stories on a collison course. Exploring challenging moral and ethical themes, as well as questions of legacy, faith and the price of survival, this is a thought-provoking and brilliant young adult novel.

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