Friday, March 29, 2013

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

The Eleventh PlagueThe Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving.

In the aftermath of a war, America’s landscape has been ravaged and two-thirds of the population left dead from a vicious strain of influenza. Fifteen-year-old Stephen Quinn and his family were among the few that survived and became salvagers, roaming the country in search of material to trade. But when Stephen’s grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma after an accident, Stephen finds his way to Settler’s Landing, a community that seems too good to be true. Then Stephen meets strong, defiant, mischievous Jenny, who refuses to accept things as they are. And when they play a prank that goes horribly wrong, chaos erupts, and they find themselves in the midst of a battle that will change Settler’s Landing--and their lives--forever.


Keeping in mind that this was written as a teen book It was a pretty good read. Interesting take on how America falls with a virus used as a weapon by China. The story revolves around Stephen who is left alone when his father is injured and left in a comma. He chances upon a group of folks who have managed to create a bit of a haven in the chaos that is a future America and Stephen desperately wants to belong but has a hard time fitting in. Overall interesting enough to keep me reading and want to read more by this author.

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