Every aspect of Penna's life is controlled for her: a computer programme tells her when to get up, when to eat, even when to sleep. It's the same for everybody in this brave new world. But one day the programme goes wrong. Suddenly Penna and her new friend Veeka's lives are thrown into disarray. Can they trust the mysterious Queltus who seems to know what is happening? Virus is part of the Shades 2.0 series, published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist publisher for reluctant and struggling readers. The Shades 2.0 books offer fast-paced, shorter stories (just 64pp each) for older readers who may find longer books too daunting, but who still want the excitement of a great story told with pace and style. Virus is ideal for reluctant readers aged 12+ with a reading age of 9 - 10 years.