Cancel that holiday to Carlsbad Caverns.
A cave system hidden from humans since the dawn of time is hiding a dark secret. A secret that sees us as seemingly endles buffet.
Watching footage of the unearthing of the cavern live on tv, Ally is transfixed and horrified by what she sees.
She, along with the rest of the planet soon realise that they are being hunted, and being silent is the only key to survival.
Deaf since a tragic accident when she was young, Ally and her family use sign language to traverse the uncertain and deadly waters in their terrifying new world.
This book will disturb you, and it's a really good thing. Lebbon creates a family that you as a reader feel an almost instant connection to. The descriptions of the unwraveling of society in these pages will make your toes curl.
Being from rural Canada and now living in the UK, my daily driving experience certainly feels like the world has ended and everyone is fleeing to one point or another. In The Silence, you find out what being desperate and those roads would really be like if a major disaster ocurred.
I put this in the hands of 6th-Former the other day and I can't wait to hear what they think. Do not miss this book if you enjoy horror, adventure or just a really good story about what it takes to keep your family alive when society melts down.
I'd recommend this book to Year 12 and up!