Spontaneous

Finished Spontaneous by Aaron Starmer. I received a copy for review. 

I absolutely love the premise of this novel (seniors at one high school start spontaneously combusting). No one knows what’s going on or how to stop it (think Conversion or The Fever). 

Our narrator is Mara, the world’s surliest girl. This actually helps because I’m not sure I could handle someone with actual feelings telling me about teenagers literally exploding. 
That’s probably why this book didn’t entirely work for me–I should feel something about this, right? But no. I didn’t know most of the teens who died and so it was basically just, “Well, that’s unfortunate.”
I did finish to see if we ever learn what caused this or if they stopped it. (No spoilers, though.)

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s