Viral Nation - Shaunta Grimes *Genre* Science Fiction*Rating* 4.0*Full Review Shortly*Viral Nation is apparently the first book of TWO books according to Ms Grimes own web page... It's really a good thing otherwise I would be completely and utterly shattered by the way this book ended.I marvel at authors who take chances by having one of their main characters being autistic which 16 year old Clover Donovan is. It's obvious that she's a high functioning autistic as well as extremely smart and intelligent. I think the last book I read that may correlate to this one is The Farm by Emily McCay where one of the sisters was autistic. Clover is a character that goes through a bunch of hurdles in order to fit into society and attend the Academy and still bets bullied by mean girls who just don't want her to succeed. Clover definitely has a lot of fight and motivation in everything she does and even has a brother West who gave up almost everything in order to ensure that she received the best education possible in lieu of her missing father who checked out on Clover and West. Viral Nation is being sold as science fiction novel since there is a bit of time travel involved in the story. I liked the time travel aspect as well as the post apocalyptic feel to the story. I was intrigued by the world building, setting, and characters of Viral Nation and definitely wasn't let down, or disappointed.I'm definitely looking forward to the unnamed sequel to see if all my theories and questions are answered.*Recvd via NetGalley 05/21/2013* Expected publication: July 2nd 2013 by Berkley Trade