Malorie lives near Detroit with her two young children in an abandoned neighborhood. However, she has no idea what really lurks beyond her house because everyone has to wear blindfolds whenever they go out. Four years ago, people mysteriously began committing suicide after seeing some unknown creature. Back then, Malorie found a safe shelter with some other people, but now she and the children are on their own. Malorie decides to make a harrowing journey to what she believes is a safe haven, but to get there she must, along with the kids, row sightless for twenty miles down a river... Bird Box is a fast-paced story of fright, survival, and hope.
I'm a librarian with a background in Reader's Advisory who left librarianship for domestic...uh...bliss.
From 1992-2003 I worked at the Downers Grove (IL) Public Library. I served on YALSA's Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults (1998-2000, chair 2000) and Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers (2001-2003, chair 2002). I wrote the article "Zap! Woosh! Kerplow! Build High Quality Graphic Novel Collections With Impact" (School Library Journal, January 1997). I am a substitute Reference Librarian at the Indian Prairie Public Library.