Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different. Malinda Lo’s newest book, Adaptation, is a step away from her usual fare: it’s a young adult science fiction novel set in the near future. As the. The story of Adaptation () and Inheritance (), Malinda Lo’s excellent Young Adult science fiction duology from Little, Brown Books for.

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She only knows one thing: Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash.

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Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, adaptztion United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded. Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens.

Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a adaotation of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her.

When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her ,alinda for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret. Hardcoverpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Adaptationplease sign up.

Book Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Would this book be appropriate for adolescents? Specifically, is there a lot of swearing or adult themes sex, alcohol, substances? Lo’s “Ash” and “Huntress” are wonderful acquisitions for our junior high library, and we are looking for more titles that feature LGBT characters. Mary Anderson There are several episodes of kissing,hugs and touching between both young women and men.

One character is a gay man.

Some parents …more There are several episodes of kissing,hugs and touching between both young women and men. Some parents might object. I am a parent. The parents here are sensible and portrayed a good caring relationship with their young adult children. Does this book have a lot of romance? Michelle Yes, definitely, and it’s relevant to the plot, not just a subplot. See all 3 questions about Adaptation….

Lists with This Book. Feb 19, Rick Riordan rated it it was amazing. When birds start to mysteriously fall out of the sky, Reese is in Arizona with her debate partner David and her debate coach. Soon, it becomes clear that something disastrous has happened all across the continent.

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Flocks of birds are going crazy everywhere. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of airplanes have crashed. Reese is stranded at the airport, and whatever the true nature of the disaster, the US government seems to be covering it up.

Reese, David and her coach grab the last rent YA sci-fi thriller.

Reese, David and her coach grab the last rental car available and start a dangerous cross-country trip to get home to the Bay Area, while all around them the social maoinda begins to break down. Military convoys and panicked refugees clog the highways. Soon Reese finds herself heading straight toward that most mysterious of places: And this is only the malinfa few chapters of the book!

Something very strange has happened to David and adaptaton — something she does not understand and has been forbidden to talk about by shadowy federal agents. Reese is sure the government is watching her.

She finds a surveillance device in her bedroom. Her best friend is running an investigation of government conspiracies for an underground website, whispering malinva secret programs and even.

The stranger her life becomes, the more Reese is tempted to believe his wildest wild theories. All of this would be crazy enough, but during the summer, Reese also meets the beautiful Amber Gray.

Reese has been nursing a long-time crush for her debate partner David, though Reese also has told herself she has no interest in getting physical with anyone at this point in her life. Meeting Amber, Reese begins to question everything she has adapptation about herself and her sexuality. But can she trust Amber?

Can she trust anyone? Part love story, part thriller, part sci fi, Adaptation is a great young adult page-turner that keeps you guessing and packs a lot of excitement! I found this book thanks to the website Queer Books for Teens: View all 3 comments. Nov 16, karen rated it liked it Shelves: Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch o i have got to learn to read the entire dust jacket in the future On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies malindx their mqlinda.

View all ,alinda comments. Sep 04, Josephine biblioseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 08, Ash Wednesday rated it liked it Shelves: Pretty package wrapped around a skeletal core, padded by lots of glittery styrofoam. Hey, at least they’re glittery. On their way home from a debate meet in Arizona, Reese, David and their coach, Mr. Chapman’s flight back to San Francisco got grounded.

Birds have caused four planes all over aadaptation country to crash for some mysterious reason. In true post-apocalyptic fashion, the three of them opted to travel by land, getting waylaid by the pandemonium generated by the uncertainty surrounding the str Pretty package wrapped around a skeletal core, padded by lots of glittery styrofoam.

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In true post-apocalyptic fashion, the three of them opted to travel by land, getting waylaid by the pandemonium generated by the uncertainty surrounding the strange events. Adaltation vaguely remembers an accident happening on the road, a strange chamber, a military base and 27 days she has no memory of. When they’re returned to adaptahion families, she doesn’t feel like herself.

There are strange dreams plaguing her at night and stranger compulsions in the morning; suited men following her around and a beautiful girl simultaneously disturbing and drawing her in.

Do you know what I mean? In the few that I’ve seen, they are often pushed in the periphery or implied rather than blatant so this was quite refreshing to read about. The writing wasn’t frilly but carried the tension in the mystery pretty well.

I feel that this book ran on two fuels: A what’s going on with those birds?! Not one quip about Capt Sullenberger? Are we looking at a Matrix scenario here? It’s what kept me reading, sustaining the interest well into a point that made DNFing moot. But take away the avant garde atmosphere derived from poetic graffiti in a lesbian bathroom, the eggyolk chambers and birds slamming against airport windows, the essentials I look for in a good book felt lacking: There was no unifying theme. I do not strictly look for a bigger message in books but there has to be a clear and apparent point to everything.

This felt a little scattered, the details discordant and unemotional. It had a very sterile feel to it. I like that there’s an underlying feeling of randomness to the context of the things happening here but I was waiting for a turn in the story that will elicit some visceral, human reaction from me as a reader.

There was barely any character development for any of the protagonists. Sure I appreciate the novelty of a bisexual heroine in the cusps of sexual awakening but at its core, this still fell prey to the clutches of love triangles and unfounded attraction. I’m having a hard time reconstructing Reese, Amber or David’s personalities from memory, possibly because they had none.

The revelation felt milquetoast and dull. Totally robbing the book as a whole. The way this was resolved felt dated and unworthy of the creativity in the possibilities implied by the early chapters.

I can’t help but see the last quarter as a bit of a throwaway. The book being easily summarized thus with a great early sprint ending with a huffing and puffing walk to the finish line. Considering I have the attention span of a goldfish, I suppose there’s something Adaptation has to offer that’s worth checking out.