For four years, Malorie has been raising two children who have never seen the world outside their house. This is because of a strange phenomenon that began about a year before their birth. Victims lose their minds, become violent, and ultimately kill themselves, and it's believed that it's caused by seeing some unknown thing. They have survived this long by staying inside with the windows covered and wearing blindfolds when they must go into the yard. Now, Malorie has decided it's time to go to a safer place, but she must take the children down the river while they are all blindfolded in order to do it.
Flipping between Malorie's journey down the river and the events that led to her and the children living alone in the house, Bird Box is a gripping work of suspense. Aspects of it are familiar from other post apocalyptic or horror books and movies, but the way it all comes together without anything unnecessary results in a book that I didn't want to put down.
Overall Grade: A
Bird Box will be released on May 13.