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The Scourge

By Jennifer A Nielsen   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545682459 Hardcover
368 Pages | 5.84" x 8.52" | Ages 10 to 14

A brand new fantasy adventure from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen!

As a lethal plague sweeps through the land, Ani Mells is shocked when she is unexpectedly captured by the governor’s wardens and forced to submit to a test for the deadly Scourge. She is even more surprised when the test results come back positive, and she is sent to Attic Island, a former prison turned refuge — and quarantine colony — for the ill. The Scourge’s victims, Ani now among them, can only expect to live out short, painful lives there. However, Ani quickly discovers that she doesn’t know the whole truth about the Scourge or the Colony. She’s been caught in a devious plot, and, with the help of her best friend, Weevil, Ani means to uncover just what is actually going on.

But will she and Weevil survive long enough to do so?

The Scourge is an explosively thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue, courage and heart from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for the Ascendance Trilogy

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A Cybils Award Winner

"[A] pageturner." —The New York Times Book Review

"Sage proves to be a compelling character whose sharp mind and shrewd self-possession will make readers eager to follow him into a sequel." —The Wall Street Journal

* "An impressive, promising story." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A fast-paced and thrilling read with twists and turns that never let up." —School Library Journal

"Gripping." —Kirkus Reviews