The eleventh plague / Jeff Hirsch.

By: Hirsch, Jeff [author.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2011Edition: 1st edDescription: 278 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0545290147; 9780545290142; 0545290155; 9780545290159; 0545290228; 9780545290227Subject(s): Survival -- Juvenile fiction | Survival -- Fiction | Science fiction | Regression (Civilization) -- Fiction | Grandfathers -- Death -- Fiction | Death -- Fiction | Adolescence -- Fiction | Plague -- FictionDDC classification: [Fic] LOC classification: PZ7.H59787 | El 2011Summary: Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.
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Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.

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Gr 7-10-As a result of a war with China and the P-11 Plague, there are very few people left in America. Stephen, 15, wanders with his grandfather and father, looking for salvage in order to survive. When his grandfather dies and his father is badly injured, Stephen must begin to think for himself for the first time in his life. Stumbling upon Settler's Landing, a community of families with houses, a school, and baseball, Stephen is both awed and suspicious. Can he trust these people? Reminiscent at times of Cormac McCarthy's The Road (Knopf, 2006), Jeff Hirsch's debut novel (Scholastic, 2011) is initially dark in its portrayal of a survivalist society where it's every man for himself. In Settler's Landing, Stephen finds friends for the first time and is drawn to Jenny, a free spirit loner. When he and Jenny carry out a prank that goes horribly wrong, the action becomes non-stop as Stephen is thrust into making decisions on his own. Narrator Dan Bittner offers a fine first-person narration, perfectly capturing Stephen's ingrained inability to show or feel emotion and his metamorphosis into a caring person. Great for students who enjoyed Ilsa Bick's Ashes (EgmontUSA, 2011; Brilliance Audio, 2011), but would prefer a stand-alone novel with a hopeful, satisfying ending.-Julie Paladino, East Chapel Hill High School, NC (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Jeff Hirsch graduated from the University of California, San Diego, with an MFA in Dramatic Writing, and is the USA TODAY bestselling author of THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE and MAGISTERIUM. He lives in Beacon, New York, with his wife. Visit him online at www.jeff-hirsch.com.

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