Book Review “Sudden Independents” by Ted Hill

Sudden Independents by Ted Hill

An interesting post-apocalyptic story of children and teens trying to survive after all the adults 18 and over die of a mysterious plague. The teens approaching 18 try to lead the younger ones while the specter of death hangs over their heads. The story was engaging and the characters were interesting enough, if a bit clichéd.

This is a good read for the younger set. Older readers might become bored with the sometimes clichéd teenage characters. The star of the show is ‘six or seven’ year old Catherine and I honestly thought I might scream if she called someone “silly” one more time.

Also, as an English teacher and copy editor, I can’t help but get bogged down by grammar issues (‘were’ instead of ‘we’re’; missing punctuation; etc.) There were not many, but there were enough to interfere with my reading pleasure.

Overall, I liked the story though and will read the next one by this author.

About Karen Y. Hamilton

Karen leads workshops in Creative Writing, Poetry and Journal Therapy, and Memoir Writing. She has studied genealogy and personal histories since 1987, lecturing and leading workshops on Memoir Writing and Journaling to the community since 1998. Karen holds a BA in English and has studied Literature, Business, and Education at the graduate level. She is a former college instructor of English Composition and Reading. In the past, Karen has worked as a high school & middle school teacher. She currently works as a Curriculum Specialist and is an MFA Creative Writing student at Florida Atlantic University.
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