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The Rule of Three

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One shocking afternoon, computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley's high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and a few computer-free cars like Adam's are the only vehicles that function. Driving home, Adam encounters a storm tide of anger and fear as the region becomes paralyzed. Soon--as resources dwindle, crises mount, and chaos descends--he will see his suburban neighborhood band together for protection. And Adam will understand that having a police captain for a mother and a retired government spy living next door are not just the facts of his life but the keys to his survival, in The Rule of Three by Eric Walters.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 405 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 498.95g
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0374355029
  • 9780374355029
  • 643,682

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A fantastic, compelling, unforgettable book! Its simple premise--what if one day all modern technology stopped working--becomes a blisteringly fast tale of survival in a world gone to hell . . . This book makes "The Walking Dead" look like a walk in the park, because the monsters howling outside your gates aren't the undead but your friends, your fellow students, your co-workers. "Alexander Gordon Smith, author of the Escape from Furnace series" There's no zombie plague or nuclear war--a computer virus destroys modern technology, and people do the rest . . . The detailed content is more than worth it, capturing the nitty-gritty of rebuilding--and defending--civilization. Perfect for aspiring doomsday preppers and survivalists. "Kirkus Reviews" The most impressive and wonderful thing about "The Rule of Three" was how "real" it felt . . . Walters has done so good of a job showing what our actions would be like I may actually look into a bunker! Seriously. "ReadSleepRepeat blog" The story is filled with action, battles on land and in the air, and is very exciting. There is even a little bit of romance as Adam and Lori get to know each other . . . I can't wait for more books to find out what happens to our group of survivors. "GoodReads post, five stars" "Rule of Three" maintains a realistic and frightening look at what happens when technology is lost and modern society begins to fall apart. "School Library Journal" A solid fit for fans of Pfeffer's "Life As We Knew It," this disaster-survival story will also please readers who just enjoy watching teens take the lead. "BCCB""show more

About Eric Walters

Eric Walters, a former elementary-school teacher, is a bestselling children's author in Canada. He is the founder of Creation of Hope, which provides care for orphans in the Makueni district of Kenya, and lives in Mississauga, Ontario.show more

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3,467 ratings
3.95 out of 5 stars
5 36% (1,245)
4 35% (1,201)
3 21% (717)
2 7% (232)
1 2% (72)

Our customer reviews

I liked the overall idea of the book. It took me a while before getting into the story, but once I did, I really enjoyed it and had a hard time putting it down. Watching the characters deal on how to survive without electricity was very exciting and as I was reading, I was wondering how I would react in a crisis situation like this. There are just two things that disappointed or surprised me a little and seriously, they are just small details. The first thing is that I would have liked to see more of Todd, Adamâ??s best friend, in the story because he is so funny and I like him so much. We see him at the beginning of the story, but after he only makes a few apparitions and I think that his joyful temperament would have been useful to ease the very tense atmosphere of the book at some points. The second thing is that I was surprised to see that after only twenty-four hours of no electricity, people were already at the point of vandalizing the supermarket to get food and supplies. I mean, isnâ??t that too early? Once the power shot down for almost three days where I live and we werenâ??t at the point to attacking the grocery store. I just think that this part of the book was not realistic enough. But in overall, I really enjoyed the characters and the plot. Also, by the way it ends, it seems like there is going to have a second one.show more
by Laurie Brousseau
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