The Eleventh Plague Victoria post

The Eleventh Plague was written by Jeff Hirsch in 2011. Hirsch is originally from the suburbs just south or Richmond, Virginia. His father worked in a tobacco industry while his mother worked as a nurse. Through out junior high he wrote poems and short stories. From a young age he knew he wanted to do something creative, which is why he started writing. He was interested in the theater and could preform a few tricks such as eating fire and escaping a straight jacket standing or suspended by the ankles. Hes also pretty superstitious but doesn't believe in ghosts.

The setting of this book is a desolate landscape. More than half the population is dead. There is no power or technology. The world seems broken and dangerous. There is one village that has protective borders. Inside the borders people go about life as it once was, with schools and farms.

Setting of The Eleventh Plauge

The main character is a 15 year old boy named Stephen Quinn, who travels with his father and grandfather. He tends to keep to himself and doesnt trust anyone who isn't his father or grandfather. He know only what its like to be a savager, which is someone who scavenges and stays out of the way. Hes lost a lot of people and has the mind set of his grandfather.

Stephen was born after the war and only knows the life of being a salvager. His family was one of the few who survived the war and took to roaming the country in search of material to trade for food and other useful products. After Stephens grandfather dies and his father falls into a coma he finds a way to Settlers Landing. A community that appears to be too good to be true. There he meets a strange girl named Jenny who defies all expectations.

I like how the author is descriptive and leaves you in the dark. He shows how Stephen is different even after hes in Settlers Landing.

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