Book Review: Kalahari


Margaux Deveze, Reporter

Spoiler Alert: Beware of the silver fur

Once upon a time animals went crazy, their fur turned silver, they killed for no reason-they lost control. Sarah lives in the middle of the Kalahari desert. Four months ago she lost her mother in a tragic and mysterious accident.

Now she only has her dad and Theo-the only other person living with them and her best friend. To win money to buy equipment so they can continue their research the government sends five teens to spend two weeks with them. But it all goes wrong and it is now up to Sarah to save them. In the middle of the desert with 5 incompetent city teens Sarah is discouraged but what is ahead of her can chill anyone to the bones.

After a violent lion attack, Sarah and the others discover that a mysterious disease threatens to kill everything it touches. Its particularity it turns everything silver. Now Sarah might lose everything she has her dad, Theo, and the new friends she made on the way. Jessica Khoury has a gift her writing is very intense and descriptive. The characters that she starts with at the beginning are very common and turn out later in the book to be extraordinary. A mix of action, love, and compassion for what surrounds us. This book had a very emotional impact on me and I hope it will for you too.

So next time you are looking for a great book to read ask your librarian for Kalahari!