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- Publisher: Lilliput Press; 2 edition (August 25, 2015)
- Publication Date: August 25, 2015
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B014GQEKZE
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Pulse: A Post-Apocalyptic YA Tale of Survival (The Pulse Effex Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Told through the eyes of three teenaged girls, this apocalyptic tale not only looks at the difficult times after an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP), but also views it from three different and real perspectives. The three friends, Andrea, Lexie, and Sarah, each experience the EMP event in a different way. However, each has similar concerns -- "I wish my phone worked." "I want to see my friends." "When do I get to take a shower?" Through the story Andrea, Lexie, and Sarah grow up, begin to care for others, and learn that there is life beyond high school social events.
L.R. Burkard presents the EMP event as real as possible, given no one knows the real results of such an event. Her research is well done, thus making the story more compelling. It's not a story of unending violence. It is a story of what may more likely be people's reaction. Burkard also present an element of Christianity without "Bible thumping." Like the rest of her story, the Christian family is believable in their reactions and their faith.
I will be purchasing this book and the others for my grandchildren; and I will be reading more about Andrea, Lexie, and Sarah as I continue the series.
Andrea's two friends, Lexie and Sarah have equally compelling stories. Lexie's family is prepared to hunker down and survive the threats posed by both the EMP and the subsequent downfall of society. But Lexie feels the isolation deeply and worries about her friends. Sarah has resented her brother's bossiness when her father is away, but when the EMP hits, she comes to appreciate how he cares for her.
"Pulse" was a story I found hard to put down. The girls' stories of survival intertwined and gripped my attention. I enjoyed learning about the different impacts of a major EMP and the different causes and types of EMP. Most compelling, however, were scenes where the characters, while struggling for survival, attempted to make sense of what was happening and to answer a question many ask during times of great hardship: How could a loving God allow this to happen?
Although I've not read anything else quite like it, I recommend "Pulse" to those who enjoy Young Adult fiction, Dystopian fiction, readers of The Hunger Games, or the Left Behind series.
What goes on in the minds and actions of these three teenage girls is so well portrayed. How they think, how they talk and what they do are shown and realistic. The reader will believe the girls' characters during each day of the situation they must face.
We will be made to think if we experienced an outage by a EMP from the sun.
I highly recommend this novel by a talented writer.
Most "end of the world as we know it" books feature a hero that is an ex-marine or special forces type, so I find it refreshing that the main characters in this book are your average teen and their families. This could be any typical suburban family. The characters are well developed. You care what happens to each one as the story progresses.
This book also makes me think, as a mom, about preparing for my family in the case of a disaster. Imagine having the time money and resources to stock up on food, water and medical supplies, but putting it off. Too busy. Have to go to the mall and purchase that purse, or shoes, or clothes for kids. What will I say to my children when they look at me for food in the wake of a disaster, and I have nothing to offer them? How will I be able to see them slowly starve because I was too "busy" to prepare? This book had me thinking about possible real life situations. It wasn't simply an entertaining read. I know now that every time I go shopping I will buy and put away a little extra food---just in case.