Contaminated 2: Mercy Mode

By GARNER, Em

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ISBN
9781606843567 9781606843574
Publisher
Egmont USA


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2014  |  Grades 9 and Up

Gr 9 Up—The Contamination hit as a result of a defective protein additive in a popular weight-loss water. By the time Velvet's mother became one of the "Connies," the government had learned to treat the sickness with an electro-shock collar connected directly to the brain. Connies then became docile enough to be returned to their families. In a moment of desperation as her mother's collar went into "Mercy Mode," an extreme electrical shock capable of killing the wearer, Velvet managed to remove it. Rather...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2014

This sequel to Contaminated (rev. 9/13) starts out slowly but hits its stride halfway through, when protagonist Velvet becomes a subject for medical testing. Seventeen-year-old Velvet lives with her boyfriend Dillon; her eleven-year-old sister Opal; an elderly neighbor; and her mother, a "Connie," or one of the Contamin...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

When her family is suddenly split up, Velvet (<i>Contaminated</i>) is taken by force to a sanitarium. Her mother is one of the Contaminated (c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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