Contagion by Teri Terry

An epidemic is sweeping the country.
You are among the infected. There is no cure, and you cannot be permitted to infect others. You are now under quarantine.
The very few of the infected who survive are dangerous and will be taken into the custody of the army.

Young runaway Callie survived the disease, but not the so-called treatment. Her brother Kai is still looking for her. And his new friend Shay may hold the key to uncovering what truly happened.

19 Reviews

Mayfield School

29th November 2018 at 4:40 pm

This four-hundred and fifty page book was a page turner from the first word to the end. Contagion is a romantic thriller narrated in the perspective of the two main characters, Callie and Shay. The repetitive shift between each character was a nice addition. There was dramatic irony which made the book even more frustrating whilst reading, because Kai and Shay didn’t realise that Callie was with them for the second half of the book.

Whilst Kai and Shay’s relationship grew in the absence of Callie, there was also a thrilling element to the book, as I wondered who the doctors were who had taken Callie, and how they had managed to abduct her in the first place leading to the contamination of the ‘flu’. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Contagion and I recommend it to anyone as there is a variety of genres. I’m sure there will be something for everybody.

Hurstpierpoint College

29th November 2018 at 4:35 pm

This was a well written book with a great plot. However, I found the first bit confusing as it was constantly switching between two characters, one of which we didn’t know who they were. Overall it was a great book which was just a little confusing at the start.

Ratton School

28th November 2018 at 7:44 am

Really great book. Can’t wait to read the next one.

Ratton School

28th November 2018 at 7:43 am

An Amazing story. Couldn’t put it down. Really excited to read the next book.


26th November 2018 at 4:38 pm

Contagion is a book filled with various emotions and feelings throughout adventures in the book. Tension often fluctuates and builds up to the climaxes throughout the story, which is one other reason I would recommend others to read this book. The book also explores superficial characters and the powers they have that could potentially control other people’s mind.

Woldingham School

24th November 2018 at 10:41 am

I loved reading Contagion, it had such a gripping, suspenseful plot and I could not put it down.
I have never read anything like it and cannot wait to read the next in the series.

Shoreham College

21st November 2018 at 9:12 am

Contagion was an immersive novel which had me hooked from the start due to the fact that there were plot twist throughout the book. I would highly recommend the book.

Shoreham College

21st November 2018 at 9:12 am

I enjoyed this book so much i just had to get the sequel, this book is incredibly good and full of imagination.
I really liked the character Kai and Shay, and the author wrote in lots of detail to describe their relationship.
Callie was a really interesting character, and really described and portrayed her well.

Woldingham School

17th November 2018 at 1:51 pm

This book was very good. I very much enjoyed reading about the characters of Shay and Kai but did not enjoy reading about the character Callie. I found her very irritating. Overall this was a fab book and excited to read the other books in the triology. I hoped that the relationship between Kai and Shay would be more intimate as the book went on but was surprised when it didn’t really.

Ratton School

10th November 2018 at 11:38 am

An amazing book that you can’t put down until the whole thing is finished as you go through all the twists and turns of the book. It really captivated the reader. I would definitely recommend this book to others.


5th November 2018 at 5:23 pm

Very interesting, however could be quite a lot shorter than it is, which would make it more of a page turner, but otherwise it’s really interesting!


5th November 2018 at 5:21 pm

it was a really good book and I really enjoyed the way it was written, however I did not enjoy the ending as I felt it was a little dissapointing. Overall a pageturning read


2nd November 2018 at 5:41 pm

Honestly the first half of the book was great. It had all the necessities to keep me, as a reader, engaged. However, as I got to the second half of the book it lost its power I think and I actually put it down because I felt as if it was going no where. I will pursue because I think it has the potential to get better. I am currently on my fourth book out of the five and I have to say that this book has one of the strongest and most captivating starts.

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

24th October 2018 at 9:22 am

I thought this book was, to begin with, quite confusing and not very enjoyable. However, the storyline soon became clear and I started to really connect with the characters. I thought that each of them had their own unique personality and I loved the way they all stood out but worked with one another.

The idea of an epidemic which started underground and then spread throughout England and eventually kills the majority of the population was brilliant. It was so compelling and tense as the people, whom which the book is written around, are survivors and immune to the epidemic, so they have to try and find out how to stop it. The characters, Callie, Shay and Kai, face a lot of troublesome tasks along the way but in the end they do reach some sort of ending.

However, the book does end on a pretty big cliffhanger and I (for one) was really annoyed when it ended as I was dying to find out how it ended. I am now going to be ordering the second and third book to this trilogy so I can really find out how it all ends.

I can’t wait to see Teri Terry at the book ceremony as I absolutely loved this book after I got into it.

Brighton and Hove High School

25th September 2018 at 6:03 pm

I loved this book it was very gripping, and exciting. This was because of all the amazing action and the plot twists. I recommend it to people aged 13 and up!

Sir Robert Woodard Academy

25th September 2018 at 1:00 pm

A real page turner, you never want to put it down and whenever you think you know everything you quickly get proven wrong as a new twist appears good read highly recommend it.


24th September 2018 at 3:17 pm

A pretty exciting premise. I will read the next installment!

Pupil, Roedean School

22nd September 2018 at 1:14 pm

Enjoyed this book very much. The plot was quite original, the characters were described well and it should be on the short list.

Pupil, Causeway School

22nd September 2018 at 1:01 pm

Page turning, exciting!

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