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No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz
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Aug 03, 2012

really liked it

No Safety in Numbers by Dayna Lorentz held my attention from beginning to end. A mall with 150 stores plus a bomb tends to spike interest. All types of people Saturday shop in their local mall. Most of the crowd in this mall have no clue of the reason police are isolating them. The rule is no one goes leaves and no one enters. This book looks at the reactions of people as they are trapped inside the mall.

Anger, discomfort, hunger, and greed seem predominant. How would you handle an angry teen who was no longer comfortable being trapped at the mall? With the no one in and no one out rule, food becomes a limited commodity. Mall restaurants begin to run low on supplies without normal daily deliveries. It does not take long before shoppers have spent all of their money. Some of them steal from the merchants.
Special medical needs create harrowing situations. Boredom rears its ugly head. What happens if one tries to escape or contact family and friends outside of the mall?

Dayna Lorentz tackles these issues and more in No Safety in Numbers. The story moves well and the characters are well-rounded. Dialogue and private thoughts give much character insight. Some of the events are true to a modern teen-age world, but use situational ethics. Even language becomes slightly rough at times. Sadly these events and slightly rough language are true to the times in which we live.

Ending of the book is a real surprise. Hopefully another segment is forth-coming in the near future.

Beware! This book could become an actual segment of our lives.
How would you handle life isolated in the mall?

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