Book: The Eleventh Plague
Author: Jeff Hirsch
This is my 35th read for the year
In the aftermath of a war, Stephen and his family are amount 1/3 of the populartion survived a flu epidemic. He, his dad, and his grandpa roam the country salvaging what they can find. When an accident happens, Stephen is forced to seek help. He finds a community that seems too good to be true. He puts his trust in the town doctor to save his dad, and Stephen tries to find some normalcy in a world that is anything but. Stephen's appearance in the town is not welcome by everyone that lives there, and it sets the community on a course that could destroy what they have built.
This book wasn't great. I do love dystopian novels, and I was drawn to this book for that reason. It started off okay, but then went downhill. For a kid who was born after the collapse, nothing seemed to surprise him. (his knowledge about McDonalds or a rollercoaster, or an arcade seemed unlikely) It didn't make any sense. The story also went from this being about a group of people working together to get through a society rebuild to a 15 year old kid and a girl in town who were suddenly in love and becoming reckless. The story went in circles and was weak. None of the characters are well developed. I found myself wanting to skim over about 1/3 of the book.
Don't recommend this one.