A Matter of Days
On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever... show more
On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. Using practical survival techniques, they make their way through a world of death and destruction until they encounter an injured dog; Zack, a street kid from Los Angeles; and other survivors who are seldom what they seem. Illness, infections, fatigue, and meager supplies have become a way of life. Still, it will be worth it once they arrive at the designated place on the map they have memorized. But what if no one is there to meet them?
Publish date: June 11th 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages no: 276
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Middle Grade
, Post Apocalyptic
, High School
A deadly virus called Blustar sweeps the world and leaves 98% of the population dead within a matter of weeks. Two young survivors, Nadia and Robert a.k.a. Rabbit are left to fend on their own so they pack up and hit the road to try to reach their only, hopefully surviving, Uncle in West Virginia. ...
“It will either work, we’ll get high, or it’ll kill us.” I spoke out loud without thinking. “Beats walking across the country, doesn’t it?” This will be a short review, because I have little bad to say, yet a bit of criticism. A Matter of Days is pretty much the road-trip from hell. An illness hav...
Why aren't more people talking about this book?! I love apocalyptic/post-apocalyptic novels, and this is an excellent one. A virus that kills 98% of the population and a teenage girl with her little brother on a journey across the US to their grandfather's supposed safe shelter? It makes for an exce...
I thought the characters were pretty realistic. I really liked Nadia and Rabbit. They had been trained by both their father and uncle for survival. They were able to put much of that to good use. Who knew you could pee on a wound as a temporary disinfectant? Using the mantra "Be the Cockroach", th...
So good!! Read it in one day. I wish there is a sequel------I went into A Matter of Days without any expectations whatsoever. I received this book in a surprise package and when I found out it was a survival novel I immediately picked it up. If you know me, then you know I devour every survival book...