The synopsis of The Loners makes it sound dark and mysterious, but in reality, it has some really hilarious moments. Sometimes I just looked at the page and said, “Wait. What?”.

When The Loners starts, David is remembering the previous night when he found out his girlfriend was cheating on him with Sam, and I didn’t like him one bit. He was  remembering how he bashed Sam’s face in, and then moping around thinking about how much he didn’t want to go to school. Then I saw how he acted around his little brother, Will, and I liked him a bit more. Once he gets to school, the action begins. The quarantine is enforced, people are dying, and David is caught in the middle having to take care of Will and himself in a life he never thought he would have to experience.

The plotline of The Loners is fast-paced and action packed! There was never a dull moment, and each event that happened made sense, and seemed to match the character’s character. The issues these teens dealt with were life and death, and they all changed. Will and David grew both closer and farther apart, especially when they both begin to fall for the same girl…

I think my favorite part of this book was that it kept you guessing. You never knew what the authors were going to throw at you next, or how David would react to something, and that made the book so much better. I was constantly surprised!

Overall, The Loners was a book I enjoyed, and I would definitely pick up the next one, but it wasn’t a favorite. There were parts of it that I didn’t like (some of the things the characters said were a bit off) but over all, it was a good read.

— Willa

About the Book:
Title: The Loners: Quarantine
Author: Lex Thomas
Release Date: 04/2012