"This is a captivating story written in a stylethat is as crisp as it is interesting. The story starts with grippingsentences, making the reader know that things aren't normal. And not long intothe narrative, Lowe captures the severity of the conflict in an arresting way:"When the virus first hit our city, some people left town straight away, hopingto run from it. The problem was, there was nowhere to run to. The virulentdisease had permeated into the earth's atmosphere and spread worldwide." Theauthor creates a setting that will both delight readers and send shivers downtheir spines. It is attractive in a dangerous kind of way. Imagine a worldwithout elders, a world in an utter state of devastation, and with teenagers,youngsters and babies left to themselves? This is the kind of world SuzanneLowe's characters inhabit. Readers will be grabbed by the pathos, the grit, andthe flawless and evocative prose. I enjoyed every bit of this story, especiallythe unpredictability of the plot. "
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"Suzanne Lowe's writingis compelling, and I enjoyed the vivid descriptions and her world building. Shesucceeds in awakening powerful emotions in readers, creating characters thatare three-dimensional. It is interesting how the desolation of the settingreflects the mood of the key characters at some moments. The plot is gritty andgripping, well-imagined and executed with unusual skill. The dialogues are engaging,and they feel natural. This is a book that made me think a lot of the worlddepicted in the movie "I am Legend." Seventeen creates a seamless blend ofadventure and dystopia, enabling readers to follow the tale of survival of twosisters in a dangerous world. The feeling that anything could go wrong at anymoment permeates the entire narrative and the author makes great use of thisfeeling to drive the plot and keep readers utterly engaged. This is adelightful read indeed"
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