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From a bestselling author, an edgy, voice-driven novel set in a not-so-distant-future world about teens trying to survive when attacks by an unknown terrorist organization throw the entire planet into chaos. Just right for fans of Tommy Wallach's We All Looked Up.
Will the Class of 2049 be the last class ever?
Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation, and then head out on an epic road trip with her boyfriend, Luke. But when everyone’s phones start to ring halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something big.
Decades of climate change have left the world teetering on the brink—entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge?
The unforgettable journey of one teen finding her way in a world the adults have destroyed, Unnatural Disasters is an ultimately hopeful story about survival, family, identity, love, and moving on.
About the Author
Jeff Hirsch is the USA Today bestselling author of several YA novels, including The Eleventh Plague, The Darkest Path, and Black River Falls. He lives in Providence, Rhode Island. Visit him online at jeff-hirsch.com and on Twitter @Jeff_Hirsch.
"A brilliantly written tale of a town in crisis."—Kirkus
"Focus on everyday reactions to extraordinary events leads to an intimate story about grief, trauma, and coping, and character reactions by Hirsch (Black River Falls) feel authentic."—Publishers Weekly
"A solid exploration of at least one possible future for our world."—Booklist
"Young adult readers will be kept in suspense throughout as questions, mysteries, and revelations are slowly divulged even up to the last page."—School Library Journal
"Lucy’s charisma and the earnest attempt at addressing some very relatable uneasiness make this a hard-to-put-down read, especially as an alternative to the news."—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books