The Darkest Minds, by Alexandra Bracken, Dystopian genre
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Camp Thurmond, a "prison" that kids went to if they survived the virus called 'IIAN'. Located in West Virginia. The main character, Ruby, hated this camp because the kids were treated like animals, taken from their homes, and kept there for years.
The theme in The Darkest Minds, a dystopian book by Alexandra Bracken, is about perseverance and reveals that you have to keep trying no matter what.
"The Darkest Minds" and "Never Fade" are similar because they are about the same main character and her life. They are different, however, because they have some different characters and settings.
Man vs Society Ruby is different from adults because she survived the virus, and she isn't green or blue like most of the survivors. President Grey took the kids from their families to "protect" the world from the "dangers they present". And since he is the president, people trust him and do what he says. And that isn't a good thing in Ruby's case.
The mood of this book is suspense because I never knew what was going to happen. Ruby and her friends always find ways to get into trouble. Whenever they did, it scared me because I thought something bad could happen. It kept me engaged in the book.