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Title:
The Burnouts
Author:
Thomas, Lex, author.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Egmont USA, 2014.
Physical Description:
266 pages ; 22 cm.
Summary:
"In this final installment of the Quarantine trilogy, David and Will are alive, but on the outside of McKinley High, while Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside to deal with Hilary, who will exact revenge before taking over McKinley High"--
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Young Adult

HL 700 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader 4.9

Accelerated Reader AR UG 4.9 9.0 167623.
ISBN:
9781606843383
Format :
Book

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Summary

Readers of The Maze Runner and Divergent will devour this dark survival series that's Lord of the Flies in a 21st-century high school setting.

In the third Quarantine book, David and Will are alive...but on the outside of McKinley High. Lucy is the last of the trinity left inside, where Hilary will exact a deadly revenge before taking over McKinley and bringing one final reign of terror to the school before the doors open for good. But the outside world is just as dangerous for carriers of the virus.


Author Notes

Lex Thomas is the pen name for the writing team of Lex Hrabe and Thomas Voorhies. Lex received a BA in Drama and English from the University of Virginia and has worked as an actor and writer. He lives in Virginia with his wife and two daughters. Thomas graduated with a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and now writes and exhibits his realist oil paintings in Los Angeles. 

Lex and Thomas met in a writers' group. Friends first, they bonded over their mutual fascination with B-movies. In 2005, they became a screenwriting team and found that writing with a friend is much more fun than doing it alone. Visit them at www.lex-thomas.com.


Reviews 1

Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Even if someone tried to put a parental guidance sticker on this title, it would blister right off from the toxic rot inside. Two years after the escaped virus that got McKinley High sealed off from the world in Quarantine: The Loners (2012), the school has become a thunderdome of thuggery, violence, prostitution, and drugs. Having escaped the hell in Quarantine: The Saints (2013), Will is reunited with brother David in the relative peace of outside before they are both dragged back in to rescue the pregnant Lucy. Meanwhile, Lucy is ejected from the Sluts and falls into the hands of the Burnouts, lesion-covered creeps getting high on stinkers fermented-feces fumes inhaled through a rubber glove. Yes, it's disgusting. Really disgusting. In fact, this is so far outside most readers' comfort zones that it feels like outsider art, a surreal attempt to extract meaning and purpose from the sickest of scenarios. The plot, such as it is, is powered by unbalanced ex-mean-girl Hilary, obsessed with finding new teeth to plug her tooth hole and determined to hold a demented prom. This trilogy-ender is the hastiest of the three important moments are rushed through with regularity but as a capper to this undersung psycho soap opera, it sure does its dirty job. One character's last words sum up the whole mad series: Peace, fuck, barf, love. --Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2014 Booklist