Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545459044 Paperback
192 Pages | 5.27" x 7.59" | Ages 8 to 12
When Andy Greenwood is sent to the Reclamation School for Boys he expects the lousy food, mean drill sergeant instructors, and brutal bullies. What he doesn't expect is an infestation of weirdly large and aggressive ants, or the itching welts all over the staff and students. Even odder, Andy learns that kids never leave the school when they're supposed to. They just seem to get stuck there indefinitely.
Following a ground-splitting earthquake, however, things quickly go from bad to horrifying. The school is overrun by monstrous bugs, and Andy himself comes face to face with mutant ants the size of humans, equipped with pinchers that can cut steel. Trapped in a cinderblock institutional building in the New Mexico desert, miles from civilization, Andy must figure out a way to save himself and the surviving boys from this nightmare.
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Raves & reviews:
"Bradley wastes no time throwing his characters into the action . . . The pseudoscience needed to bring his monsters to life and combat them has verisimilitude without bogging down in details . . . [T]he excitement never falters." Publishers Weekly