A plague year

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It's 2001 and zombies have taken over Tom's town. Meth zombies. The drug rips through Blackwater, PA, with a ferocity and a velocity that overwhelms everyone. It starts small, with petty thefts of cleaning supplies and Sudafed from the supermarket where Tom works. But by year's end there will be ruined, hollow people on every street corner. Meth will unmake the lives of friends and teachers and parents. It will fill the prisons, and the morgues. Tom's always been focused on getting out of his depressing coal mining town, on planning his escape to a college somewhere sunny and far away. But as bits of his childhood erode around him, he finds it's not so easy to let go. With the selfless heroism of the passengers on United Flight 93 that crashed nearby fresh in his mind and in his heart, Tom begins to see some reasons to stay, to see that even lost causes can be worth fighting for.  Edward Bloor has created a searing portrait of a place and a family and a boy who survive a harrowing plague year, and become stronger than before. From the Hardcover edition.
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Level 4, 11 Points
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HL: High-Low 590L
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display_description A ninth-grader who works with his father in the local supermarket describes the plague of meth addiction that consumes many people in his Pennsylvania coal mining town from 9/11 and the nearby crash of United Flight 93 in Shanksville to the Quecreek Mine disaster in Somerset the following summer.
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subject_facet Coal mine accidents -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Coal mines and mining -- Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Drug abuse -- Fiction, Junior high schools -- Fiction, Methamphetamine -- Fiction, Pennsylvania -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Supermarkets -- Fiction, United Airlines Flight 93 Hijacking Incident, 2001 -- Fiction
title_display A plague year
title_full A Plague Year, A plague year / Edward Bloor
title_short A plague year
topic_facet Coal mine accidents, Coal mines and mining, Drug abuse, Historical Fiction, Junior high schools, Methamphetamine, Schools, Supermarkets, United Airlines Flight 93 Hijacking Incident, 2001, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature