The Three by Sarah Lotz
5 Stars , Reviews / May 31, 2014

The Three by Sarah Lotz is a truly fascinating story. The manner in which it is told is even more fascinating. The premise, four separate planes, across the world on four different continents crash on the same day. And somehow, there are three survivors, all children. What are the odds? Four fatal crashes all on the same day? And three of those un-survivable accidents miraculously have a single child that somehow escaped alive? It’s an unimaginable tragedy. And people can’t help it, they become fascinated and look for meaning or explanations for the survivors as well as for the fact that these accidents all happened on the same day. A day that is now labeled Black Thursday. The format of the story is part of what really makes this book stand out. Instead of telling the story simply from the perspective of the survivors or a single person close to the survivors, it is told through a series of interviews, reports, transcripts, chat sessions, etc. We get the view of people around the world in a way that just made the story come to life. Let’s face it; the format of this book greatly mirrors how we follow tragedies in the…