by Teri Terry
Secondary List 2017-18
So far we have received 3 reviews of Contagion.
You can read them below.
Lily-Mae from Year 7, Ridgewood School:
This book is very enjoyable;however, if you cannot cope with sadness or death this is not the book for you. I have not read a Teri Terry book before but for some reason the book sort of just called me so I crabbed this book before the half term holiday, and read it within a week. Even though, this book enriched me it also made me upset as well... you'll find out. This book is on the lines of the film Contagion but goes off near the end. An illness leaks out from a Shetland Institute, and along with Callie it follows, she picks up Shay, a girl who saw her the day she went missing, and Kai, Callie's brothers, can all three of them stop the epidemic before it makes the whole country suffer? Since I have had this book, my dad also took a huge interest and snatched it out of my reach every time i put it down, the comments on the back are definitely true that this book is "unputdownable,gripping and chilling," I definitely suggest.
isabel from Year 8, Healing Academy, Grimsby:
I loved the book! It was very good because every chapter ended on a cliff hanger and I wanted to read on. After I had read the first part i could not stop reading. I am glad I chose a good book to read because I thought i was there, it was so detailed. I think the ending could be a bit more dramatic if Callie had told Shay that she was the carrier. the tension in the book made me read more and more each day. I was put off by the size of the book at first but my teacher said to read a little bit and I could not stop reading. i loved the book and can't wait to read the next book.
Eleanor from Year 9, Ridgewood School:
Long gone. Disappeared. Unfound. Callie has vanished - her brother Kai thinks- but instead of gone for good, she is in a faraway Medical Facility on the island of Shetland and being tortured as she is tested on. They both may be far apart, but the same emotions, objectives and vunerable cries for freedom are alike...they just want to find each other. But what will be the case- find out in Contagion. I enjoyed Contagion because of the necessary layout for the book to work due to the objectives. To understand what I mean by this, the book contains a couple of different lifestyles and plots going on ( the different characters lives). I like the way the author made the different lifestyles in to chapters clearly labelled with the characters name at the start of the chapter so you know you are following. I like this layout as you can dig deeper in to the emotions the different characters are going through. As well as this point, the story is engaging and every chapter brings in new interests. I think this is a great feature as it always keeps the reader engaged and as sometimes books have left new grippers far too long, I have lost interest; this book is the total opposite and sometimes it left me reading for over an hour as I was totally... hooked! Therefore I can write this book was a 10/10 due to the fact every important writers’ criteria was complete and that everything I loved was in a single book ( who wouldn’t love that). This is an adventure I would definitely embark on again!