Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday
The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch

Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Waiting On Wednesday, is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and asks the question, "What are books are you anxiously waiting on?"
Author: Jeff Hirsch
Publisher: Scholastic
Release Date: Sept 1, 2011

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 for food and other items essential for survival.

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, where there are real houses, barbecues, a school, and even baseball games. 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 forever.

Yesterday after my school's 5th annual Area Wide Book Battle attended by  both James Dashner and Heather Brewer the book battle committee, which I am a member of got to eat lunch with these amazing authors and some awesome folks from Scholastic Book Fairs.

As we sat around talking (books) the conversation rolled around to Jeff Hirsch's new book The Eleventh Plague and even though I have seen this featured on other WoWs, I was quite impressed with how excited the folks from Scholastic were about this book, which is why I wanted to feature it today. What's not to like here? Dystopian novel, set in America after it has been devastated by war!

What are you waiting for?
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