The Eleventh Plague Author:Jeff Hirsch 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... more » 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.« less
I can't say I loved this book but I did really like it. I enjoy reading apocalyptic type stories. This one was done really well with a Cormack McCarthy's The Road feel to it. Definitely not as depressing though. It was about a boy, Steven, and his dad traveling around looking for things that they could salvage to trade in for things they needed. The boy's father ended up getting badly hurt and Stephen must rely on a group of people for their help. Here he learns about family, honesty, love and doing what is right. I look forward to reading more from this author.