Imagine a world where everything you grew up with is gone. No adults, no internet, no rules.
The world is facing the deadliest virus ever known.
When the KV17 virus kills everyone above the age of seventeen, life becomes a battle of survival for the children left behind. Seeking to escape the escalating violence in the city, two sisters, Lexi and Hadley flee to the Australian outback. Finding sanctuary in the small town of Jasper’s Bay, they soon realise it is far from safe, as a gang of lawless teenagers terrorise the town.
Caught in a bitter feud leading to betrayal, deceit and murder, the girls must quickly uncover who their enemies are, and who they can trust.
In a world drastically changed from everything they once knew; can the sisters and children of Jasper’s Bay learn to adapt? Can they maintain control of their town, and protect it from those who would destroy it?
Seventeen is the first book in the series of the same name by Australian author Suzanne Lowe.
A virus sweeps the world, killing off all the adults and leaving only the under 17s alive.
The story follows Lexi and her sister Hadley as they try and come to terms with the loss of their parents and finding their own way in a world without TV, Twitter, Instagram or any of the other technology we take for granted.
After meeting up with a group of other children they feel they might have found a new life for themselves in the country, but trouble soon finds them and their new life.
The book is fairly typical of the “kids against the world” kind of Young Adult fiction but it is no less enjoyable for that.
The book is very well paced and an easy read with strong characters and lots of cultural references.by
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