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Plague by Michael  Grant
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Jun 14, 2011

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** spoiler alert ** This books series never ceases to amaze me.

The author has made the religious references more clear in this book and I found it somehow... refreshing. While other teen fiction writers tend to shy away from such controversial topics, Grant seems to want to push the envelope.
Astrid and Brittany are clearly the most religious. One is resurrected and starts worshiping a "false god" while the other is holding on to the darkest secret, denying the truth because of a responsibility she feels she has.
In the beginning Brittany was ready to sacrifice herself to make sure the rest of the children were safe. By the end of Plague, Brittany does a 180. She would rather sacrifice others to the false god, regardless of who is hurt in the process.
In the beginning Astrid wants to hold sacred what is expected of her and ends up sacrificing other children's lives just to save her own soul. By the end of the Plague book, she is letting go of her responsibility, and what she feels is her own soul, in order to save everyone else.

This whole series gives great insight in how kids probably would run the world. One would hope they will all someday grow up... until you open up a newspaper or even just turn on The Daily Show and you realize... they never will.

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