Book Beginnings on Friday is now hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links above for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Don’t dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
This week I am spotlighting The Rule of Three by Eric Walters. I got this ARC for review from Macmillan Children's Publishing Group. Here is the description of this Jan. 21 release:
One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam’s are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon—as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends—he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.Beginning:
"Can't you keyboard a little bit faster?" Todd asked.Friday 56:
"And since I'm looking I could also be trying to find some people who could establish nighttime checkpoints at key locations in the neighborhood," Herb said. "It would give your officers reassurance to know that their families are safe while they're out on patrol. Of course, I'd only do that with your permission."