Neptune's Children (Hardcover)
|Author: Bonnie Dobkin|
A day at the fabled amusement park Isles of Wonder turns deadly when a world-wide biological attack kills every adult, leaving behind only the kids to fend for themselves. Isolated from the world, unsure of what lies ahead, the young survivors assemble under the statue of King Neptune, the mythical ruler of the Isles, to form a new society. Led by the children of the park workers, they choose to remain closed off from the outside world living relatively comfortably inside the self-contained park. But when violence from the infested outside world appears to infiltrate their safe zone, one small group discovers a secret society and a hidden system of underground tunnels, and the stage is set for a war that will determine the future of everyone on the Isles.
As alliances are formed and broken, readers will find themselves taking sides in this suspenseful adventure story that addresses the duality of human nature.
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When a biological attack kills the adults of the world, the children gathered at the amusement park, Isles of Wonder, decide to live within the self-contained park, but when violence from the infected outside world appears to infiltrate their safe zone, the future of everyone on the Isles is at risk. 25,000 first printing.When a biological terrorist attack kills all adults on Earth, children stranded at an amusement park work together to survive, led by Milo whose father was an engineer there, but when new threats arise and suspicions grow, rebellion erupts.
Exciting and Fun for all ages4/10/2008
This book may be aimed at a teenage audience but I still found it entertaining and it kept me enthralled the entire time. I was happy, sad, excited, and scared, and these were real emotions! The story is well written with good character development and plot twists that kept me interested. I highly recommend this as a gift for you kid, or as a gift to yourself!
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