The Well's End

The Well’s End

Format
Hardcover
Price
$17.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780399159909
  • 352  Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
  • Teen

Overview

Sixteen-year-old Mia Kish’s small town of Fenton, Colorado is known for three things: being home to the world’s tallest sycamore tree, the national chicken-thigh-eating contest and one of the ritziest boarding schools in the country, Westbrook Academy. But when emergency sirens start blaring and Westbrook is put on lockdown, quarantined and surrounded by soldiers who shoot first and ask questions later, Mia realizes she’s only just beginning to discover what makes Fenton special.

And the answer is behind the wall of the Cave, aka Fenton Electronics, of which her father is the Director. Mia’s dad has always been secretive about his work, allowing only that he’s working for the government. But unless Mia’s willing to let the whole town succumb to a strange illness that ages people years in a matter of hours, the end result death, she’s got to break quarantine, escape the school grounds and outsmart armed soldiers to uncover the truth.

Praise

“Fishman keeps the tension high and sets the stage for a dramatic finish.”–PW
– PW
“Fishman concocts a marvelous enigma…the story will keep readers flipping the pages. Good entertainment.”–Kirkus
– Kirkus
“The possibilities of bio-warfare with a new twist on the life-healing properties of water make the contemporary implications of the story ring unnervingly true. A fast-paced, thrilling adventure story that begs for a sequel.”–Booklist, starred review
– Starred Booklist
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