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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Plague Year

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?

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