Book Review: Emergence

Emergence by David Palmer is a post apocalyptic story (one of my favorite genres) about a super intelligent twelve year old girl. She’s a genius with an IQ off the charts and the whole book, with a few exceptions, is written from her point of view in a very simple, right to the point style.

The girl is in a bunker under her house when the world ends. It’s like a really tricked out fallout shelter. When she emerges she finds that everyone is dead. She’s completely alone in the world until she finds a message for her telling her that she’s special: a new form of humanity and that she has to find others like her. So she sets out, using her amazing intelligence to overcome problems along the way as she looks for others like her. There’s more to the story and they have to stop the world from being destroyed and wiping out what few survivors there are. I found this book at a USO tent randomly while in Iraq. It’s an older book from the 80’s so there’s a lot of cold war stuff in it, but it’s not a problem.
The ending climax is so well done I was literally reading as fast as I could to find out what happens. I won’t give anything away but it’s one of those climaxes where you can’t possibly see a happy ending and that even if the hero wins, they’re doomed with no way out. Nail biting I’ll call it. You can find it on Amazon and I’d highly recommend it.

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~ by Minimum Wage Historian on June 20, 2012.

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