The Scattering by Kimberly McCreight

The Scattering

New York Times bestselling author Kimberly McCreight raises the stakes in the second book of the heart-pounding Outliers trilogy, a uniquely speculative story about secrets, betrayal, and a world where one small group of people are blessed—or cursed—with an incredible power.Wylie may have escaped the camp in Maine, but she is far from safe. The best way for her to protect...

Title:The Scattering
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ISBN:0062359142
Edition Language:English
Number of Pages:222 pages

The Scattering Reviews

  • Stephanie

    Me while reading this book: What a colossal mess.

    Me after finishing: But that cliffhanger...

    Still not sure it's enough to bring me back for book 3, though.

  • Laura Rash

    This one was better than the first. Still a lil choppy but a much better storyline for Wylie & Jasper

  • Dr.Mandi

    Omg!!! That ending!!! I kind of had a feeling only because I was like what's the craziest thing that could happen? That's all I am going to say! I cannot wait for the third book!!! This book was even better than the first, more action and I loved watching the relationship between Wylie and Jasper develop.

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    Wylie and Jasper are back. Dealing with Cassie's death, they start to pull apart - Wylie learning more about her ability and Jasper trying to handle his guilt. Worried about Jasper, Wylie goes looking for him, just to end wind up waking up in a hospital, cuffed to a bed. She finds herself in a hospital with other Outlier subjects, the ruse of keeping them there being a potential weird strain stemming from strep throat, called PANDAS. *cough* Wylie manages to escape and as she tries to find a way

    Wylie and Jasper are back. Dealing with Cassie's death, they start to pull apart - Wylie learning more about her ability and Jasper trying to handle his guilt. Worried about Jasper, Wylie goes looking for him, just to end wind up waking up in a hospital, cuffed to a bed. She finds herself in a hospital with other Outlier subjects, the ruse of keeping them there being a potential weird strain stemming from strep throat, called PANDAS. *cough* Wylie manages to escape and as she tries to find a way to save the girls left behind, finds more secrets and more reasons not to trust anyone.

    An easy and entertaining read, if you saw my review for book one, The Outliers, you know that I have to suspend all reality to let myself fall into this world that McCreight created. This book felt a bit choppier than the first one. One minute would be details of what was happening and back stories and then, in a flash, time has passed or things have been moved along and summed up in a few short paragraphs. Felt a little whiplash here and there. Jasper seemed like a completely different character in this book and once again, we are left with more questions than answers. That being said, I read this in one sitting, which means it clearly kept my attention. And after the ending, I am curious as to where the final book in this trilogy will take us.... but I'm not sure if I'm QUITE that invested.

  • Sarah

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Children's and NetGalley.)

    This was an interesting sequel, and I liked it more than the first book in the series.

    Wylie was a strong character in this book and she didn’t give up, even when things looked really bad. I also liked the way she tried to help people other than herself, and stood firm in her beliefs t

    (I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins UK, Children's and NetGalley.)

    This was an interesting sequel, and I liked it more than the first book in the series.

    Wylie was a strong character in this book and she didn’t give up, even when things looked really bad. I also liked the way she tried to help people other than herself, and stood firm in her beliefs too.

    The storyline in this was about Wylie ending up admitted to hospital and meeting a whole group of other outliers like herself. She then escaped the hospital and went on a hunt for more information, learning more and more about what was going on along the way. The pace in this seemed better than the first book, and things moved along nicely, the mystery aspect was also done well, and I liked the little twists we got thrown.

    The ending to this held a bit of a surprise, although I had wondered if Wylie’s beliefs about a certain person were really true.

    7 out of 10

  • Dannii Elle

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Kimberly McCreight, and the publisher, Harper Collins, for this opportunity.

    This is the sequel to the much-loved The Outliers. The story is told through the eyes of teenage Wylie who suffers from a sever case of anxiety and if afflicted with acute levels of emotional intelligence that allows her to ascertain the thoughts and feelings of all those she meets. But Wylie has discovered that she is not alone. He

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the author, Kimberly McCreight, and the publisher, Harper Collins, for this opportunity.

    This is the sequel to the much-loved The Outliers. The story is told through the eyes of teenage Wylie who suffers from a sever case of anxiety and if afflicted with acute levels of emotional intelligence that allows her to ascertain the thoughts and feelings of all those she meets. But Wylie has discovered that she is not alone. Her admittance to a hospital, full of other teenage girls in a similar predicament, opens up new questions about how the virus begun and what the future holds for its much-sought-after carriers.

    Just like in the last book, this deals with the problems of teenage friendships and pubescent relationships in a turbulent and ever-changing modern world, grief and how to deal with the loss of a parent, the impact our parents and our peers have on our individual selves, technological advancement, warfare and the pros and cons of using them, and emotional intelligence and how it defines us as a person.

    The pace never allowed the reader a moment of reprieve and the action continued to dominate the text until its very end. The end in itself was the biggest shock of all and the additional questions that arose from it had me questioning the motives of every character and their real place in this puzzle of a story.

  • Pages And Beyond

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    The second book of The Outliers trilogy follows the events after the incident at the camp in Maine. Ever since they returned home, Wylie and Jasper are dealing with their guilt over what happened to Cassie. In addition, Wylie is also trying t

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    The second book of The Outliers trilogy follows the events after the incident at the camp in Maine. Ever since they returned home, Wylie and Jasper are dealing with their guilt over what happened to Cassie. In addition, Wylie is also trying to understand and learn more about her abilities as an Outlier. Jasper on the other hand is dealing with his emotions negatively. New and old threats resurface, new secrets emerge and Cassie must decide if she's willing to help strangers who are just like her.

    Okay guys, I've read the first book a year ago and recently obtained this one last month. Trizia is not a fan of this genre so it's just me who read this and despite some negative reviews from the first book (which I actually liked), I have to say that this one was way better than the first and it actually covered some of the holes that were questionable in The Outliers. To refresh your memory on the Outliers, it all started with a text from Cassie saying" "I need your help" and being the best friend, Wylie decided to help save Cassie working along with Jasper, Cassie's boyfriend and all the while Wylie and Jasper's only lead was Cassie's cryptic message.

    The sense of danger never left Wylie and it is greater than before as now she knows what she is. Due to Jasper's guilt, he leaves home thus Wylie searches for him (don't worry it does not revolve around finding Jasper) and in doing so, got captured and placed in a hospital with other girls who were just like her.

    This book was honestly good, it got me hooked from start to finish, I brought this at work and during my break time, my whole focus was on this one (it's a good thing that I still remembered to eat my lunch). It was fast paced, it was intense, it had so many secrets that I wanted to uncover fast. I really love the part wherein there were more Outliers despite the situation they were in and I loved that there were more to discover as she got out of the hospital and encountered old and new characters. All I can think of while reading was"

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    and most importantly, by the end of the book which I was really looking forward to was

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I have no words for the ending, another cliffhanger that will be answered in a years time. Why did you do this Kimberly? I am itching to get my hands on the last book, I would be happy to receive and make a review on the last installment as long as you give me an

    HAHA! This book is definitely a good read and I can't wait for next year.

  • Kim Kaso

    A very fast read, plot keeps moving along. I really like Wylie and Jasper, care about what happens to them. I like how the author makes feeling and sensitivity a gift, rather than a flaw. I am amused how she tried to plug a hole in her plot in the first book in the initial pages of the second, but it was done in a very facile, throw-away manner and I did not buy it and am still annoyed. If Neil Gaiman can re-write his genius novels, and get closer to his vision, other authors should at least tak

    A very fast read, plot keeps moving along. I really like Wylie and Jasper, care about what happens to them. I like how the author makes feeling and sensitivity a gift, rather than a flaw. I am amused how she tried to plug a hole in her plot in the first book in the initial pages of the second, but it was done in a very facile, throw-away manner and I did not buy it and am still annoyed. If Neil Gaiman can re-write his genius novels, and get closer to his vision, other authors should at least take care of lack of attention-to-detail. That being said, I enjoyed it overall, although her attempts at deception require her to invest in more red herrings and plot layering than she has so far exhibited. I am not sure if she and her editors underestimate the sophistication of YA readers, but I have not been surprised by anything yet. I would like to be. It was a fun, fast read & I will read the third book, but I am a little sad as I think it is an excellent concept with good characters and could be a top-tier series with just a little extra work and finesse. However, it is what it is and I suspect many readers may be perfectly happy with it as is.


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