It's been eight months since all the adults disappeared. Gone.
They've survived hunger. They've survived lies. But the stakes keep rising, and the dystopian horror keeps building in Plague, Michael Grant's fourth book in the New York Times bestselling Gone series.
A highly contagious, fatal illness is spreading at an alarming rate, while sinister, predatory insects terrorize Perdido Beach. Sam, Astrid, Diana, and Caine are plagued by a growing doubt that they'll escape—or even survive—life in the FAYZ. With so much turmoil surrounding them, what desperate choices will they make when it comes to saving themselves and those they love?
Dahra Baidoo had seven new cases of flu. That made thirteen in all. The so-called hospital rang with the percussion of coughing.
No one had died in the night.
But no one had gotten well yet, either. Lana's touch did not heal this illness. Which meant Dahra was no longer in the business of keeping kids comfortable until Lana came around and made everything better: she was now in the business of trying to understand this sickness.
She took temperatures. She kept more-or-less careful charts showing the progression of the sickness.
She tried not to think about Jennifer's story. Jennifer wasn't backing off her tale: she had seen the other Jennifer cough herself to death.
Dahra also tried not to think about what it meant if illness could develop an immunity to Lana.
"Grant's science fiction-fantasy thrillers continue to be the very definition of a page-turner." —ALA Booklist