The Backlist: The Three by Sarah Lotz

Hey, read this!

Around the World in 80 Books

the three

(May 20th 2014 by Little, Brown and Company)

Let’s just start by saying this book is very inconspicuous. It’s received mixed reviews on Goodreads, has an ominous cover, and a pretty strange synopsis: four simultaneous plane crashes happen around the world and there are three child survivors. I can promise, however, this book is worth the read.

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The structure of Lotz’s novel is compiled from interviews, newspaper articles, blog posts on conspiracy websites, and personal research by the ‘author’ Elspeth. Each retells the stories of the survivors and their guardians. The four plane crashes were all over the world, the everglades in Florida, the ocean in the U.K, South Africa, and in the mountains of Japan. Dubbed “The Three” by the media, the children quickly become famous for their miraculous survival, but the children are clearly different than when the first got on the plane. It’s quickly ruled out that…

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