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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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A Matter of Days

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Publisher Comments:

   On Day 56 of the pandemic called BluStar, sixteen-year-old Nadia's mother dies, leaving her responsible for her younger brother Rabbit. They secretly received antivirus vaccines from their uncle, but most people weren't as lucky. Their deceased father taught them to adapt and survive whatever comes their way. That's their plan as they trek from Seattle to their grandfather's survivalist compound in West Virginia. Using practical survival techniques, they make their way through a world of death and destruction until they encounter an injured dog; Zack, a street kid from Los Angeles; and other survivors who are seldom what they seem. Illness, infections, fatigue, and meager supplies have become a way of life. Still, it will be worth it once they arrive at the designated place on the map they have memorized. But what if no one is there to meet them?

Review:

"This fun read from Kizer (the Meridian trilogy) pushes it with a few plot points but still results in an exciting apocalyptic road trip. A few months ago, Nadia and Rabbit's military doctor uncle, Bean, visited them and insisted on injecting them with a vaccine for a 'new bug.' Not long afterward, the disease XRD TB — nicknamed 'BluStar' after its physical side effects — starts ravaging the world, and 16-year-old Nadia and 11-year-old Rabbit are the only survivors in their entire town. With the assorted survival gear their uncle ordered for them, they attempt to make their way from their Seattle suburb to their grandfather in West Virginia. They meet a handful of survivors on the way, most notably a teen from Los Angeles named Zack, and also adopt a pair of animals. Most of their journey is Post-Apocalypse 101 — being disgusted by corpses, looting dark buildings, learning other survivors might rob them — and the experimental cure/survivalist setup is a tad forced, but, on the whole, Kizer's story is solidly told. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

AMBER KIZER is also the author of the popular Meridian trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385739733
Author:
Kizer, Amber
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.49 x 5.89 x 1 in 0.865 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This fun read from Kizer (the Meridian trilogy) pushes it with a few plot points but still results in an exciting apocalyptic road trip. A few months ago, Nadia and Rabbit's military doctor uncle, Bean, visited them and insisted on injecting them with a vaccine for a 'new bug.' Not long afterward, the disease XRD TB — nicknamed 'BluStar' after its physical side effects — starts ravaging the world, and 16-year-old Nadia and 11-year-old Rabbit are the only survivors in their entire town. With the assorted survival gear their uncle ordered for them, they attempt to make their way from their Seattle suburb to their grandfather in West Virginia. They meet a handful of survivors on the way, most notably a teen from Los Angeles named Zack, and also adopt a pair of animals. Most of their journey is Post-Apocalypse 101 — being disgusted by corpses, looting dark buildings, learning other survivors might rob them — and the experimental cure/survivalist setup is a tad forced, but, on the whole, Kizer's story is solidly told. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Rosemary Stimola, Stimola Literary Studio. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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