Valli by Ben Nayanar (link in post)

Valli: Personal Journal of Valli Pillay, a Living Dead Pandemic Survivor. by [Nayanar, Ben]


Why every young teen in North America should read Valli

Now imagine you live on the island of Mauritius. I’ll give you a minute to look it up on Google Maps. Found it? Good.

Imagine a peaceful life with family and friends, speaking French with your cousin because her attempts and Creole and English are funny and hopeless.

Imagine you were, as your mother said, Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate brown, but now, after seven years of surviving outside, facing the elements you have a dark chocolate hue like your dad’s.

Imagine your idyllic life on that tiny island you loved demolished because of a pill.

Imagine killing your boyfriend by stabbing him in the head with a wine bottle opener.

Imagine fleeing the living dead only to find there is no escape from the tiny island you live on.

Valli takes the reader to a part of the world far from their own and shows another way of life.

Valli is a powerful story of a world-wide pandemic that sounds far-fetched, but is told so realistically that it holds you captive to the last page.

Why every adult in North America should read Valli

See above.


8 comments on “Valli by Ben Nayanar (link in post)

  1. This novel is really well done. It shows how people react differently when faced with a crisis, and how some are capable of things they didn’t think they were capable of before the crisis.

      • I’ve told you before, I’m not a fan of scary stories, so at first I didn’t want to read it, but it is SO good. It shows how people would act when there is a worldwide epidemic. Great story, and what a page turner. I didn’t have nightmares either, like I thought I would, because it all made sense, once you accepted the theory that the affected people turned into “zombies.” Congrats on an excellent story. Would make an amazing movie.

  2. This is one period no-one really likes to talk about, because it’s scary and probably would bring out the worst in us.

    I would like to read this book. Thanks for posting.

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