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Stung by Bethany Wiggins

Stung (edition 2013)

by Bethany Wiggins

Series: Stung (1)

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Authors:Bethany Wiggins
Info:Walker Childrens (2013), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 304 pages
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I don't know if I liked this book because I was expecting utterly shit or if I liked it because it was good, but I found Stung an interesting read.
I had some major issues with certain facts, like the way rape is almost looked as sometime men do because it's necessary and that they are not to be held at fault for their actions because they just "need" it.
Even though a lot of reviews I read before reading the book said Fiona was and insufferable protagonist, I actually understood why she did so many stupid things. I mean, if I was 13 and suddenly woke up looking 17-20-ish, I wouldn't exactly act mature. And yes, when I was 13, most of the things I cared were boys, how I looked, and trying to not fail class, so I didn't expect Fiona to act like she knew everything. Also, keep in mind that not only is Fiona a 13-trapped-in-a-17-body, but she also doesn't remember much of what happened to the world, so she will act like nothing has changed (when you're used to something, you do that when scared, no?).
With that said, Fiona DID do things that were so stupid I wanted to hit her, but nothing that made me hate her.
The story was the most weak point, but I didn't particularly dislike it. I just feel like there was just so much more the author could do with both characters and story. ( )
  LiindaSnow97 | Jul 8, 2015 |
My 13 year old son recommend I read this. He said it was really good and sort of pushed it on me, so I read it. I was a little confused about what was going on, there is not really enough details or back ground to get the grasp of what is happening but I continued to read because I wanted to know what happened with the main characters and I wasn't disappointed with the ending it match where the story was going although I don't think I will continue the series...unless my son asks for it. ( )
  AliciaOverstreet | May 28, 2015 |
A clever dystopian thriller, gripping and intense. ( )
  Sullywriter | May 22, 2015 |
Stung is an awesome book. Fiona the main character is a girl who has awoken to a world not like ours. The world is filled with beasts or people with the vaccine. The vaccine makes you a rampage killing and a mindless freak. If you have a mark on your hand that looks like a circle with legs you are a beast or had the vaccine. Fiona has the mark and she is the highest level. Fiona has no clue what is going on.

Fiona is awoken and wondering where she is. Eventually she gets caught by the militia. She meets Bowen. Bowen is her guardian. After a couple of days at the camp Bowen decides that Fiona is not safe there. Bowen takes her to a old factory where he store food and supplies in case he wanted to go rouge. The militia had tracked them down to the factory so they ran. After a night they find an old hotel. Bowen and Fiona are stating there until Bowen's brother gets there were a gang followed him. Bowen got shot by Fiona. His brother calls in the militia. Then they all go down an elevator shaft escaping the militia and the gang. Fiona gets caught by people. The people put her in a cage next to her brother. The next day a level 3 and a level 10 and her brother fight till the death. After the level 3 dies the level 10 dies. Bowen gets there and blows a hole through the ceiling. The doctors come people get medical help and the end.
  JJS.B3 | Jan 11, 2015 |
This sounds really good
  DaphneH | Dec 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0802734189, Hardcover)

Fiona doesn't remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered-her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right wrist-a black oval with five marks on either side-that she doesn't remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. And she's right. When the honeybee population collapsed, a worldwide pandemic occurred and the government tried to bio-engineer a cure. Only the solution was deadlier than the original problem-the vaccination turned people into ferocious, deadly beasts who were branded as a warning to un-vaccinated survivors. Key people needed to rebuild society are protected from disease and beasts inside a fortress-like wall. But Fiona has awakened branded, alone-and on the wrong side of the wall . . .

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When a vaccine to save endangered bees causes their sting to turn children into ferocious killer beasts, the uninfected build a wall to keep the beasts out, but Fiona wakes up on the wrong side of the wall.

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