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But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own?
When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate.
But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion’s silver sheen: a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area—and eliminate life as they know it.
In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author of Origin and Vitro, Sarah and the others must not only outrun the virus, but its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe every trace of it.
GBC Review by Sofia S.
This month’s book is… Kalahari! I got this book for my birthday, and I thought it should be a good book due to the awesome picture of the silver lion on the front. I was right! Kalahari was really interesting. It is about how five teenagers are lost in the wild with crazy silver animals prowling around. Since all of them are city kids, it is up to one teen, Sarah, to figure out how to survive in the Kalahari desert. I would recommend this book to girls 9 to 13. I hope you like Kalahari as much as I did!
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