Code by Kathy Reichs and her son, Brendan Reichs, is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. It is full of unexpected turns and life or death situations.
Code by Kathy Reichs and her son, Brendan Reichs, is one of the most exciting books I have ever read. It is full of unexpected turns and life or death situations. It is the third book of the Virals series, but I don’t think you have to read the first two to understand what the book is about.
A mysterious group called the Virals, made up out of three boys and one girl, is put to an enormous challenge when a geocache is found by one of them.
The four characters in this book are called Virals because they are half human-half wolf. Even Coop, the dog of the main character (Tori Brennan) has been cursed with this and is half dog-half wolf, an experiment of the evil Dr. Karsten. When they do something they call “flaring”, they go into full wolf mode and can do superhuman things.
The cache includes a small box and two sheets of paper, both with an ornate “G” on the top. One is a log sheet, on which they write their names so other people know they found it first. The other paper has two words: Himitsu-bako. They later figure out that the box is a box that must be opened by a sequence of squeezes and pushes. They print out a sequence that they use to open the box, which leads them to the next clue of the Game.
Later, Tori Brennan, Ben Blue, Shelton Devers, and Hiram Stolowitski (the Virals), find out that the “Game” they started to play will lead to deaths, either their own or everyone else.
To find out who’s behind all of this and what will happen to the Virals, read this book! I recommend this book for readers who like complex stories and are ten and up, because there are a lot of bombs and deaths in the book.