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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Wellsville by L. C. Scott is a science fiction novel for young adults. Nobody likes anybody, but when Wellsville collapses, Priya, Mia, Colby, and Liam must come together to figure out why the entire town has fallen into a coma, but not them. They have little to work on, just one strange message that Liam received on his computer. The message tells them to find an island, but few people ever leave Wellsville. The four unlikely friends are about to embark on an adventure that takes them far from their town, but what they find leaves them with more questions than answers. Can they discover what’s going on in Wellsville?
Wellsville by L. C. Scott is a coming-of-age sci-fi story with a unique plot and plenty of action. It begins strongly and maintains momentum throughout with some good characters who start off not being friends. Throughout the plot, they learn much about each other and what it means to work as a team, using each other’s strengths and weaknesses to solve the mystery. The story is reminiscent of a video game, a surreal, alternate world, and if this is your kind of thing, you will enjoy this book. The characters are easy to relate to, all very different people, and that’s why they work well together, each bringing something different to the team. The ending won’t give you all the answers you seek, so hopefully, there is a sequel on the way to clear things up. Wellsville is a debut novel, and it’s a good start to what will hopefully be a series.