Published by HarperCollins on July 23rd 2009
Prism takes us to a slightly alternate universe in which medicine and health care do not exist, and in which sick people are allowed to die without any care. Set in New Mexico and California, the novel features three teens who fall through a cave at Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico while on a field trip. They are plunged into a frightening parallel universe—seven weeks in the past, in which their "normal" worlds of family and high school remain the same…except for the fact that no medicine exists and when people die in the street they are picked up and disposed of.
Prism was a CYBIL nominee title and was available on Audible – and it was the shortest audiobook I found on there, so I naturally started with this one.
Wow, I was NOT expecting the plot that came out of this novel. Full of excitement, this book was sort of dystopian, only set in a different world as well. There's a mystery or phenomenon in this story that just blew me away. I don't quite know why, but I really loved the way this book went.
Kaida was annoying at first but she grew on me. The love interest she meets in the other world was also really interesting and a great male character. A guy you fall in love with when first meeting him.
Final Verdict: If you've ever been on a field trip, you can relate to at least part of Prism, not sure about the rest.
Cover Commentary: Kind of boring to be honest.