The Troop by Nick Cutter
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Boys generally join the scouts for adventure and gaining experience in survival skills, but here Nick Cutter has conjured up a nightmare of epic proportions for the scout troop led by Tim Riggs. Not only are they propelled into learning survival for themselves but are subjected to horrors developed by a mad scientist nicknamed Mengele 2.
It is very difficult to give a preview without stealing some of the books thunder so I will only say keep an open mind. The source of all this horror is mans' vanity and desire for power through military strength. As the scout troop progress through their visit to Falstaff island you are drip fed information on the background to this horror. Good book which has been likened to Lord of the Flies - nothing like it, the only similarity is the story is about youngsters.
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