Author: Edward Bloor
Reviewer: Book Girl
The title of this year suggests a medieval plague, perhaps the bubonic plague. But the real subject is even more frightening and real: meth. The plague takes place in a small mining town in Pennsylvania and is chronicled through Tom's journal. Towards the beginning it is only a few that are affected, then signs of the plague are everywhere, on street corners, and friends, and even their parents. But Tom has many people to turn to for help: a drug counseling group that turns into something deeper, an English teacher who has them read books on plagues and even his bad- boy cousin. But how can he stop the plague from killing the town, and everyone he knows?