REVIEW: Schism By Britt Holewinski
Series: It is going to be a trilogy!
Published By: Delirious Pixie
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult
Pages: 264 pages
Release Date: March 15, 2016Check this book out on Goodreads!
RATING: 4 STARS
RATING: 4 STARS
Synopsis from Goodreads:
"Schism" is the first book in a new dystopian trilogy that tells a tale of survival, of good versus evil, and of constructing a future with only memories of childhood.
A government-created virus is accidentally released before testing is complete and within weeks it kills six billion people, children are the only survivors. Andy Christensen and her two friends travel across the country searching for a safe place to live, but nowhere, it seems, is capable of resurrection
The moment I opened this book and started reading, I was hooked. The entire story is so thrilling and compelling to the point that I never honestly wanted to put it down. The point of view in this book is third person which I am not very used to. I feel like it is very rare in Young Adult books, or it's just the ones I am reading. At first I wasn't so sure about it, but I ended getting used to it and didn't mind. One thing I really like about Schism is that it didn't dwell forever on useless or unimportant things, and right from the beginning it got to the point. Which, I absolutely love by the way. One other thing that really stuck out to me in this book was how well Britt Holewinski made this feel like it was actually happening. It all felt so real! From how the characters conversed between each other to how the entire world building felt like it wasn't fiction. It was amazing, and it blew my mind! I have never really experienced that with a book to that extent, and I loved every second of it (as I may or not have already mentioned). ;D
Before I read this book, I had read a couple of reviews about this book to just see others opinions on the book, and there was one common complaint that I had come across. That was that it was apparently unrealistic on how at that young of a age (around 13-18)were that smart and how much the children know about certain things. The characters in this book are extremely smart by the way. This book takes place after a virus had broke out that pretty much killed anybody except for those who were under thirteen. The three main characters, when they aren't fighting for survival, are reading and building up their knowledge. In my opinion, I don't think it is unrealistic at all about how much information the children had obtained and learned over the years. I think people forget that children are like sponges and that they soak up all the information that surrounds them. They learn stuff from their surroundings, and as explained from the book, some of the characters had learnt certain things because their parents would do stuff related to their career around them. The kids picked up from what their parents had shown them. So yeah, in my opinion, not unrealistic at all!
Overall, I loved this book! I really look forward to what will happen next! My rating or this book is 4 Stars out of 5! I totally recommend you all to check this one out! It's awesome!
I received this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
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