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It's 2001 and zombies have taken over Tom's town. Meth zombies. The drug rips through Blackwater, PA, with a ferocity and a velocity that overwhelms everyone.

It starts small, with petty thefts of cleaning supplies and Sudafed from the supermarket where Tom works. But by year's end there will be ruined, hollow people on every street corner. Meth will unmake the lives of friends and teachers and parents. It will fill the prisons, and the morgues.

Tom's always been focused on getting out of his depressing coal mining town, on planning his escape to a college somewhere sunny and far away. But as bits of his childhood erode around him, he finds it's not so easy to let go. With the selfless heroism of the passengers on United Flight 93 that crashed nearby fresh in his mind and in his heart, Tom begins to see some reasons to stay, to see that even lost causes can be worth fighting for. 

Edward Bloor has created a searing portrait of a place and a family and a boy who survive a harrowing plague year, and become stronger than before.

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About the Author

EDWARD BLOOR is the author of several acclaimed novels including Taken, winner of the Florida Sunshine State Young Reader Award, London Calling, a Book Sense 76 top ten selection, and Tangerine which was an ALA Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults, a Horn Book Fanfare Selection, and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book.

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Product Details

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Children s-Health Stories-Diseases
Bloor, Edward
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
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Library binding
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Grade Level:
from 7
8.5 x 6.15 x 1.06 in 0.915 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Children's » Health » Diseases
Children's » Historical Fiction » General
Children's » Historical Fiction » United States » 21st Century
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse

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