Friday, June 21, 2019

Quarantine by Katie Cicatelli-Kuc - OPTIONAL

Quarantine by Katie Cicatelli-Kuc, 324 pages. Scholastic Press (Scholastic Inc), 2019. $17.99

Language: PG (10 swears, 0 “f”); Mature Content: PG; Violence: G



Oliver and Flora didn’t know each other a couple hours ago, but now they and the rest of their flight are being monitored to see if they show symptoms for a disease. Oliver just wants to get home, but Flora is hoping to prolong the journey to avoid what’s waiting for her—even if it means faking a fever.

The story was fine, but I didn’t feel very invested. Oliver and Flora were actually kind of annoying, and I didn’t like the continual repetition of issues because it felt like the story wasn’t going anywhere. The ending wrapped everything up nicely, so at least it has that going for it, but the whole story was cheesey at best and insubstantial at worst.

Reviewer: Carolina Herdegen

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I just finished Quarantine and I honestly don't remember any swears so perhaps they weren't too "in your face" like some YA books? In any case a cute middle /intermediate school book.