Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review: The Eleventh Plague

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
Publication Date: September 1, 2011
Genre; YA Dystopian
Pages: 278



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. 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. 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--and their lives--forever.
This has been sitting in my book pile for awhile. I actually don't remember when I bought it.
No, most of the world only has time for people who can build or break things. It won't always be that way, I think. A time will come when, society, as it always has, will turn for its salvation to the learned.
Okay, so I don't have a big opinion on this book.  It was good, not great. It didn't have any new ideas and was somewhat predictable. It didn't suck me in and it felt like a chore to read the last hundred pages.
Stephen was an okay character. He was a normal kid for the most part. But he didn't seem to think things through. I can say the same thing about most of the kids in the book. They all were typical teenagers. Jenny seemed like she would've been a better main character. She was more courageous and out going. Yes, she usually lead Stephen to do stupid things, but I still like her a little more.  
I don't have much more to say. This is a book for you.I did like it and did enjoy reading it for the most part. If you like dystopian, but aren't looking for anything new.


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