Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Eleventh Plague

Book Review of The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
by Marsh

     In the distant future . . . The Chinese drop a virus in the United States called P-11.  It kills many but some survive, like Stephen and his dad.  One day they are wandering and his dad falls into a canyon with a river running through it.  Settlers from a village called Settlers Landing offer to help.  Stephen finds out that his father has fallen into a coma and it may be years before he wakes up. He also finds out that every one is not scavenging, and they have more that one pair of clothes, and people are actually learning.  But everything is not perfect.  There are also threats to the settlement, like an opposing colony and the dangers of winter.  Can he face these threats?
     I thought this book was very interesting.  I enjoyed the characters and thought they were well developed.  I also enjoyed the dystopian setting.  It is cool to picture an American wasteland.  It made me think, what would I do in this dystopian environment?  What would you do?  Leave a comment with your answer.
I give this book Five Monsters out of Five.

In case you needed a little more, here is the book trailer:

To find out more about The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch please visit his website.  You can also read the first four chapters.

I bought this book at my favorite Indie Bookstore, Little Shop of Stories in Decatur, Georgia.  You can get this book at your school or local library or your favorite bookstore.

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