Wells, Robison. Blackout. NY: HarperCollins, c2013. 426 pages.
Book 1 in the Blackout series. Book 2 is Deadzone.
On the Iowa Teen Award reading list for 2016-17.
A mysterious virus has infected various teens across America with unexpected powers. The powers are wildly varied, from a harmless ability to count things to being able to cause earthquakes. Some of the teens are trained terrorists. Several of them find themselves pitted against two small town teens in a struggle that threatens to destroy the world. Alec, Laura, Jack and Aubrey are the key characters in the fast paced thriller. There are a lot of moral dilemmas that you will ponder as you imagine yourself in this world gone wrong.
Contains a lot of violence. Recommended for 8th grade and above.
Review by Mrs. Belknap