The Rule of Three

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.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 405 pages
  • 149 x 219 x 33mm | 476g
  • New York
  • English
  • 0374355029
  • 9780374355029
  • 778,387

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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
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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.
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Rating details

5,062 ratings
3.99 out of 5 stars
5 38% (1,915)
4 34% (1,716)
3 20% (1,008)
2 6% (320)
1 2% (103)

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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 more
by Laurie Brousseau
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