Book review: Spontaneous, by Aaron Starmer

Starmer, Aaron. Spontaneous. Dutton Books for Young Readers, 2016. 368p.  $17.98. ISBN: 978-0525429746. Gr.9-adult.  P7 Q6

In this darkly humorous, weird book students in a senior class keep exploding. After a few people blow up, they close the school while the FBI tries to figure out what is going on, quarantining the entire class and testing them extensively.  Snarky senior Mara and her friends get involved in trying to help out and they believe it’s all a government conspiracy.  The story is funny but really hard to follow and there’s no real end to the book. Despite that, I enjoyed reading it because Mara is so sarcastic and her comments are really relatable. P7 Q

April 2018 review by NHS student.


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