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Oct 24 2014

Cured by Bethany Wiggins

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Bloomsbury, 2014. ISBN: 9781408842959
(Age: Older teens) Recommended. Cured by Bethany Wiggins is the sequel to her post-apocalyptic adventure of a novel, Stung. Cured is a story based on another girl's perspective after the aftermath of Fiona Tarsis and how she helped stop the pandemic that was claiming the civilized world and destroying the way of life as we know it. When honey becomes worth more than gold and the small surviving populations live in secluded, defensive clusters and the infection beasts are slowly being cured and saved, Jacqui is one of the only girls living outside of the wall with her well-prepared and self-sufficient family. Jacqui's older brother Dean was one of her closest friends and when he leaves the house after nearly three years of hiding and preparing, Jacqui is prepared to go out into the wild and crazy world to find him and find the famous Fiona. But when the beasts are gone, the scourge of humanity has claimed the ruins of the world and anybody who gets in their way. Numerous threats and risks are met just by leaving the house by herself. But with determination and courage, Jacqui may find more than she expected in the wild, savage world.
Cured is a thrilling read with many unexpected developments in its intense plot and with its detailed characters. This novel is written in a way that entices readers to keep turning the pages and stay in the fantasy world full of danger, thrill, suspense, mystery, love and family dedication. I would recommend this novel to older readers, teenagers and mature readers. Overall, this novel keeps you stuck to the pages and wanting to read the adventure all over again.
Sarah Filkin (Student, Yr 12)

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