A PLAGUE YEAR
New York : Knopf, 2011
||Itís September 2001, and Tom has started to notice some very unusual things happening in his small town of Blackwater, Pennsylvania. It starts small, with an ATM robbery. Then Sudafed and cleaning supplies, of all things, are stolen from his fatherís grocery store. Soon zombies start appearing all over town Ėmeth zombies. Overlapping with 9/11 and the crash of Flight 93 in Western Pennsylvania, crystal meth sweeps through Blackwater and leaves a plague of addicts in its wake. Suddenly, people's addiction starts affecting every aspect of Tomís life Ė school, work at the grocery store, his friends, and even his family. Tom has always dreamed of getting away from Blackwater and going to college somewhere warm and sunny. But he realizes that heís in the midst of a plague year, and that the plague is crystal meth. Is his hometown worth fighting to save? Can anything good come out of this year of horrors? Read A Plague Year by Edward Bloor to find out! (Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Pennsylvania Young Readerís Choice Awards Program Booktalks 2012-2013)|
Methamphetamine -- Fiction.
Drug abuse -- Fiction.
Junior high schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Supermarkets -- Fiction.
United Airlines Flight 93 -- Hijacking Incident, 2001 -- Fiction.
Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Coal mine accidents -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction.
Pennsylvania -- Fiction.