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The Eleventh Plague

The Eleventh Plague

by 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 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, 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.

Interest Level
Grades 7 - 9
Grade Level Equivalent
5.2
Lexile Measure
790L
DRA
70
Guided Reading
Z
Publisher
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
304
Genre
Science Fiction, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Jeff Hirsch Jeff Hirsch is the author of "The Eleventh Plague."

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