Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My thoughts on "Dark Inside" by Jeyn Roberts

(from Goodreads)

Four teenagers on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found. THE DARK INSIDE is a stunning, cinematic thriller: 28 DAYS LATER meets THE ROAD.

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…. Now it’s our turn.

Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even worse is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, hooking on to weakness, turning the unwary into hunters, killers, crazies.

Mason: His mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground. Everyone he knows is killed.

Aries: A school bus, an aftershock and a crash. Pulled out of the wreckage by a mysterious stranger, she’s about to discover a world changed forever.

Clementine: An emergency meeting at the town hall that descends into murderous chaos. Outside the rest of their community encircle with weapons. How can those you trust turn into savage strangers?

Michael: A brutal road rage incident. When the police arrive on the scene they gun down the guilty and turn on the by-standing crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad?

** spoiler alert ** Im torn on this book. I really wanted to like it, and part of me does, but then part of me doesn't.

I liked the action and the characters in this book, but I felt as if there wasnt an answer for what was going on in the story.

It starts off with a huge earthquake and then people all of a sudden are trying to kill everyone else. Almost like they were zombies, but they are not. The kids in the story call them 'baggers', but that is just a name they made up themselves. I don't think it ever clarified what exactly these people are or why they want to kill others.

The story is written in the different characters viewpoints. So the chapters are alternating....along with a chapter from someone named 'Nothing'-who I didn't really figure out who that was.

When the story begins the characters in this book do not know each other and so we are following them around in the different things they are doing and encountering, but as the story goes on, more of them end up getting together and by the the end of the story, they are all together.

I pretty much figured out all of the characters, except for one of them that doesn't stay with the group. He keeps insisting that he has to go, but then ends up back with them again for certain periods.

I really wish I knew what the point of these 'baggers' was and that the plot was a little more explained. It sounded as if the 'baggers' were killing people because people messed up the earth so they are now cleaning up the earth, but it was only mentioned in one part I believe and not emphasized. Besides, I don't think that makes too much sense. Supposedly these 'baggers' also hear voices, but from where? Nothing is clarified in this story.

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