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Riassunto: Fran returns home from a wilderness survival trip and finds herself in a horrifyinglky changed world. An unstoppable plague has killed thousands of people--and Fran has walked right into its path. "A riveting and thought-provoking novel, sure to attract a wide audience."--Booklist, starred review.
From School Library Journal:
Grade 7-9-- Fran, 16, returns from four weeks on a wilderness survival trip to a city eerily quiet and the residents gone--either hiding in fear, or dead from a mysterious illness. Although the area has been sealed off to prevent the disease from spreading, Fran finds a way home, only to discover that the plague has arrived before her. Her story alternates with that of classmate Shahid, an outsider by virtue of his race. The third member of the triumvirate is Fran's best friend, Harry, whose natural impulsiveness has been exacerbated to near-insanity. The three set out to find Shahid's brother on the north side of London. As Harry becomes more unstable and Shahid becomes ill, it is left to Fran to save them. Both the physical struggle to survive, and the character development that supports and results from it, are clearly and accurately depicted. Plot development is sure-footed, and dialogue is realistic. Ultimately, there is a note of hope, and even moments of humor. What is not funny is the typical infuriating attempt to translate Briticisms into American English; it's inconsistent, insulting, and awkward. In one case, in calling a cooker the "stove," term and technology do not agree, and only serve to highlight the absurdity of this practice. Otherwise, this is a solid addition to teen fiction collections, and a discussion starter about survival morality or political responsibility. --Barbara Hutcheson, Greater Victoria Public Library, B.C., Canada
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Casa editrice: Puffin
Data di pubblicazione: 1993
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Puffin, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0140362835
Descrizione libro Penguin Publishing Group. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0140362835I5N00
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97801403628314.0
Descrizione libro Puffin, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0140362835
Descrizione libro Puffin, 1993. Mass Market Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110140362835