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The Lives We Lost (Fallen World #2)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013 / Another World Press, 2018

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First, the virus took Kaelyn’s friends. Then, her family. Now it’s taken away her home. But she can't look back—the life she once had is gone forever.

A deadly virus has destroyed Kaelyn’s small island community and spread beyond the quarantine. No one is safe. But when Kaelyn finds samples of a vaccine in her father's abandoned lab, she knows there must be someone, somewhere, who can replicate it.

Determined to stop the "friendly flu" for good, Kaelyn and her friends head to the mainland in search of help. They encounter a world beyond recognition. It’s not only the virus that’s a killer—there are people who will stop at nothing to get their hands on the vaccine.

How much will Kaelyn risk for an unproven cure, when the search could either destroy those she loves or save the human race?


"Kaelyn stays strong and committed to her quest... The scarily realistic settings and a tautly paced, well-researched plot will keep readers anxiously awaiting the next volume." -Horn Book

"The characters are distinct, and many of them experience nuanced soul-wrestling as the story unfolds... A readable tale about courage and heroism in the face of a world that is falling apart." -School Library Journal

"The novel’s title can refer both to the mass deaths and, more poignantly, to the pre-flu world Kaelyn mourns... Kaelyn’s grim determination and character growth offer readers a reprieve from bleakness, leaving them ready for the next installment." -Kirkus Reviews

"The Lives We Lost will have you on the edge of your seat... This compelling novel is detailed enough to read without having read the first book of the trilogy, and it leaves out just enough to have you ready for last book in the series." -teen reviewer for School Library Journal

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