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The Warning

by James Patterson

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The Warning is about a town, Mt. Hope, where a nuclear reactor accident occurred. Now, after the "clean up", people are returning to town, and things are very strange. Jordan suddenly has super powers, animals are attacking people, people are behaving badly.
Jordan and his friend, Maggie, are trying to decipher what is happening. It seems the nuclear power plant accident wasn't an accident at all.
Creepy, sci-fi teen drama.
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  rmarcin | Sep 5, 2019 |
No one’s lived in Mount Hope for almost a year. An accident at the power plant caused the evacuation of the town. Now, some residents are coming home. But there’s a strong military presence, there are roadblocks on the only two roads that lead into town, and teen-agers Jordan Conners and Maggie Gooding discover that things are different.

No internet.
No cell phone service.
Animals behaving bizarrely, angry and raging, leaving the town veterinarian with no choice except to euthanize them.
No one can leave.
And there’s a military guard at the locked-down power plant.

Can Jordan and Maggie discover the cause of the strange happenings in their town? And what will they discover about themselves as they try to save the town they’ve always called home?

Although not classified as a Young Adult book, “The Warning” definitely is part of that genre [co-author Robison Wells has written several books in the young adult and/or science fiction genre].

Jordan and Maggie, the main characters in this somewhat apocalyptic science fiction tale, are well-drawn and believable, as are the other residents of Mount Hope. And the power plant characters are both imaginative and credible. But the story belongs to the two teens and unfolds from their dual point of view. There are plenty of unexpected twists and turns; although the plot is largely predictable, there are a few surprising reveals as the suspense builds and the tension mounts.

Even though most readers will predict the final outcome long before they’ve reached the last page, it’s an enjoyable quick read, marred only by a couple of bewildering inaccuracies in the narrative that have a tendency to momentarily pull the reader out of the story.

Recommended for readers of young adult fiction and apocalyptic science fiction. ( )
  jfe16 | Aug 21, 2019 |
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Two roads lead to Mount Hope. None leads out. There's no place to run in a community that's been taken--and is being intentionally kept--off the grid. A small southern town was evacuated after a freak power-plant accident. As the first anniversary of the mishap approaches, some residents are allowed to return past the national guard roadblocks. Mount Hope natives Maggie and Jordan quickly discover that their hometown is not as it was before. Downed cellular networks fail to resume service. Animals savagely attack humans. And the damaged power plant, where Jordan's father is an engineer, is under military lockdown. As friends and family morph into terrifying strangers, the Maggie and Jordan increasingly turn to each other. Their determination to discover who--or what--has taken control of Mount Hope soon has them in the cross-hairs of a presence more sinister than any they could have imagined.--

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