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Pandemic Fiction (Teen)

Books about pandemics, epidemics, plagues, and survival.

Contagion by Bowman, Erin

After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission. When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project--including its members' dead bodies. As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried--and some monsters are only too ready to awaken

The dead by Higson, Charles

As a disease turns everyone over sixteen into brainless, decomposing, flesh-eating creatures, a group of teenagers head to London. Ed, Jack, Bam and the other students at Rowhurst School learn more about the Disaster, and meet an adult who seems to be immune to the disease

Wilder girls by Power, Rory

Friends Hetty, Byatt, and Reece go to extremes trying to uncover the dark truth about the mysterious disease that has had them quarantined at their boarding school on a Maine island.

Plague land by Scarrow, Alex

An unidentified virus wipes out most of the Earth's population and Leon, his mother, and younger sister Grace, who just moved to London from New York, must run for their lives.

H2o by Bergin, Virginia

.27 is a number Ruby hates. It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the 'lucky' few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, 'It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure,' the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive

Inhuman by Falls, Kat

Beyond the Titan wall lies the Feral Zone, and the only people who break quarantine and venture there are the "fetches", who are paid exorbitant sums to bring back items that were left behind when the wall went up--but Delaney McEvoy's father is there and she is being forced to find him and bring him back

The immortal rules : a legend begins by Kagawa, Julie

After Allison is forced to flee the city, she joins a band of humans who are seeking a legend -- a possible cure to the disease that killed off most of humankind and created the creatures threatening humans and vampires alike

Enclave by Aguirre, Ann

In a post-apocalyptic future, fifteen-year-old Deuce, a loyal Huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the Freaks outside her enclave, but when she is partnered with the mysterious outsider, Fade, she begins to see that the strict ways of the elders maybe wrong--and dangerous

Ashes by Bick, Ilsa J

Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world's population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses

The eleventh plague by Hirsch, Jeff

Twenty years after the start of the war that caused the Collapse, fifteen-year-old Stephen, his father, and grandfather travel post-Collapse America scavenging, but when his grandfather dies and his father decides to risk everything to save the lives of two strangers, Stephen's life is turned upside down.

Fever, 1793 by Anderson, Laurie Halse

It's late summer 1793, and the streets of Philadelphia are abuzz with mosquitoes and rumors of fever. Down near the docks, many have taken ill, and the fatalities are mounting. Now they include Polly, the serving girl at the Cook Coffeehouse. But fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook doesn't get a moment to mourn the passing of her childhood playmate. New customers have overrun her family's coffee shop, located far from the mosquito-infested river, and Mattie's concerns of fever are all but overshadowed by dreams of growing her family's small business into a thriving enterprise. But when the fever begins to strike closer to home, Mattie's struggle to build a new life must give way to a new fight-the fight to stay alive

The great trouble : a mystery of London, the blue death, and a boy called Eel by Hopkinson, Deborah

Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.

Illuminae : the illuminae files 01 by Kaufman, Amie

"The planet Kerenza is attacked, and Kady and Ezra find themselves on a space fleet fleeing the enemy, while their ship's artificial intelligence system and a deadly plague may be the end of them all"--

In the shadow of blackbirds : a novel by Winters, Cat

In San Diego in 1918, as deadly influenza and World War I take their toll, sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black watches desperate mourners flock to séances and spirit photographers for comfort and, despite her scientific leanings, must consider if ghostsare real when her first love, killed in battle, returns

Like the willow tree : Portland, Maine, 1918 : the diary of Lydia Amelia Pierce by Lowry, Lois

My name is Lydia. This is my story. . . .In 1918, as the Great War rages in Europe, theSpanish influenza tears a brutal path across the UnitedStates, leaving devastation in its wake. Suddenly, eleven year-old Lydia Pierce and her older brother, Daniel, findthemselves orphans of the flu, and are taken by theirgrieving uncle to be raised in the Shaker community atSabbathday Lake. Thrust into the Shakers' unfamiliarway of life, Lydia, a fiercely independent girl, mustgrapple with a new world that is nothing like theone she used to know.Lydia must work hard, and all the while sheworries about her headstrong brother, who has run away.In time, and with her courageous spirit, Lydia learns tofind the joy in living with the Shakers-yet she cannotstop wondering, will Daniel ever return?

Never fade by Bracken, Alexandra

Ruby never asked for the abilities that almost cost her her life. Now she must call upon them on a daily basis, leading dangerous missions to bring down a corrupt government and breaking into the minds of her enemies. Other kids in the Children''s League call Ruby "Leader", but she knows what she really is: a monster. When Ruby is entrusted with an explosive secret, she must embark on her most dangerous mission yet: leaving the Children''s League behind. Crucial information about the disease that killed most of America''s children-and turned Ruby and the others who lived into feared and hated outcasts-has survived every attempt to destroy it. But the truth is only saved in one place: a flashdrive in the hands of Liam Stewart, the boy Ruby once believed was her future-and who now wouldn''t recognize her. As Ruby sets out across a desperate, lawless country to find Liam-and answers about the catastrophe that has ripped both her life and America apart-she is torn between old friends and the promise she made to serve the League. Ruby will do anything to protect the people she loves. But what if winning the war means losing herself?

Plague : a Gone novel by Grant, Michael

A deadly, flu-like epidemic and a plague of flesh-eating creatures threaten the lives of the children at Perdido Beach while Sam, Astrid, Caine, and Diana each struggle with doubts and uncertainties

This mortal coil by Suvada, Emily

"In a world where people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, gene-hacking genius Cat must decrypt her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague"--

Virals : a Virals novel by Reichs, Kathy

The niece of famed forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, fourteen-year-old Tory and her three friends are exposed to a rare strain of canine parvovirus that gives them special powers which they use to try to solve a murder
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