i was ready to accep anothe one five stars just on premise alone: a massive hurricane in florida isolates an amusement park full of workers entrusted with keeping an eye on things after the customers have been evacuated, and despite having plenty of food, water, medical supplies and shelter, once they are ambushed by the national guard a month later, the place is destroyed, many have died, the victim are injured, and on top of the staggering property damage, there re also corpses hanging from wires, heads on spikes, tales of spectacle-murders, cannibalism, and the warriors-style themed-gang affiliations and epic battles that led to all this violent devastation.this is my ind of awesome.it 's told as a series of interviews from survivors, rescuers, people evacuated before it all cam down, lawyers, the park 's owner, etc.
it 's fascinatin, wonderfully gory, and as awful as it appear on the surface- that people would deteriorate into Lord of the Flies lawlessness in under a month- given the circumstances, the participants, the scalation, the nove does a excellen job aking it seem like something that ould totally happen.
despite how violent it is, i kno there 's crossover appeal for teen readers.
( view spoiler) [ he book 's stance on rape is odd.
it 's mentioned, and there are assumptions, because the pirates are grabbing girls from other groups and taking them back to their lair, but while they are totally okay with killing people, the pirate leader does not condone rape, however, his reasons are only because of stds and babies.
and just how long did they hink they were oing to be rapped in this amusement park, where that would hav a concern?
you may eve know to write rape, and i applaud you for hat, but you have to ive a better reason for its absence, because there 's no way it would n't have been happening once dismemberment and decapitation were on the activity-board.