Beginning at the same place we left off in BIRD BOX only a few years later at the school for the blind, MALORIE takes us on another wild ride!
As with everything in the BIRD BOX world, the school does not remain safe for long. Once again, Malorie goes on the road and discovers a safe place to raise her family, all still living by the fold. They are comfortable for many years, (Olympia and Tom are now 16), until a man arrives are their camp. He says he’s from the census, and has printed papers with news of the world. Of course Malorie will not look at them and doesn’t trust him, (she lives by the fold), but Tom does- and finds the names of Malorie’s parents on a list of survivors. Are they really still alive? Is this census thing for real? You’ll have to read it to find out!
I don’t want to say anything more about the plot, because there’s a lot going on here that you deserve to find out on your own. I will say, however, that I thought there was a lot of repetition along the way, when we’re inside Malorie’s or the teens’ heads. Sometimes I got a little bogged down while listening to that. Also? I felt like the ending came abruptly and I wanted to know about more about the circumstances in which Malorie and her family found themselves.
Those are the only, (slightly), negative things I have to say, because otherwise, I loved this book. I was glad to see Malorie again, tough as nails and handling things like a boss.
Cassandra Campbell is one hell of a narrator and I enjoyed her performance.
MALORIE is an engaging tale and an even more engaging character. I recommend that all fans of BIRD BOX get to it and get to it quickly!
*I bought this audiobook with my hard earned cash.*
**Originally posted on 8.21.20.**