FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

Feels like: Lord of the Flies took over Disney World’s ugly step sister.

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I found this book via 52minimum.blogspot.com so thanks Kelly! If you haven’t checked out her book reviews they are some of my favorites.

“What happened in FantasticLand during the thirty-five days dubbed “The Battle of the Tribes.” 

FantasticLand by Mike Bockoven

Since the 1970s, FantasticLand has been the theme park where “Fun is Guaranteed!” But when a hurricane ravages the Florida coast and isolates the park, the employees find it anything but fun. Five weeks later, the authorities who rescue the survivors encounter a scene of horror.

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Photos soon emerge online of heads on spikes outside of rides and viscera and human bones littering the gift shops, breaking records for hits, views, likes, clicks, and shares. How could a group of survivors, mostly teenagers, commit such terrible acts?

That means sign me up!

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Cut off from the world and left on their own, the teenagers soon form rival tribes who viciously compete for food, medicine, social dominance, and even human flesh.

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This book is told in a series of interviews from survivors of various tribes. I really did enjoy listening to this. It was a different kind of storytelling and it was done well. I’d be anxious to see FantasticLand retold from a first or third person point of view of the various survivors as things are happening rather than after the fact.

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A lot of my friends work as Disney Cast Members so you bet your sweet patootie I sent this straight to them to see just how freaked they could get. Can confirm: Hearing a post-apocalyptic type story based out of a place like where you work? Terrifying. That’s the real tea.

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