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Fire-Us: The Kindling by Jennifer Armstrong

Fire-Us: The Kindling

by Jennifer Armstrong, Nancy Butcher (Author)

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Thought provoking for teens concerning solving problems and how to handle trouble. ( )
  WetheReaders | Feb 7, 2013 |
Excellent. Quick read. Want to know what’s going to happen to these kids. Had to read all three without stopping!!!
  bookwoman137 | Jan 19, 2010 |
A plague has killed all the adults. Many children have died due to hunger and lack of care. A few survived, however, banding together to function as a kind of family. Then one more arrives - and starts them on a journey to discover what is going on. ( )
  lilibrarian | Mar 28, 2008 |
This trilogy started out very promising with the first book. It had good story development and exceptionally good character development.

It was quite readable, and I enjoyed it. However, the third book in the series was such an unbelievably poor conclusion to such a promising start, that you should avoid disappointment and not even start this book. ( )
  Crewman_Number_6 | Jun 16, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064472736, Mass Market Paperback)

It is the year 2007.

The world has been wiped out by a deadly plague that killed all the adults. Without them, children perished of hunger and disease. No more people, no more electricity, no more civilization -- just mildewed houses, overgrown yards, and abandoned cars. Yet on a highway strip outside a small town in Florida, the words "We're Still Here" are painted in letters big enough to be seen from an airplane -- although no planes ever cross the empty sky.

Miraculously, seven children have survived among the ruins. They cannot remember their names, their families, or much else from the Before Time. But they have forged a new family, with new names: Mommy, Hunter, Teacher, Action Figure, Teddy Bear, Baby, and Doll.

They must face each day with enough hope to endure and the strength to realize that there may be nothing out there worth living for. Then one day, a new kid shows up on their doorstep and changes everything. He invites them to join him on a dangerous journey to Washington, to find a man called President if he's still alive -- and seek the answers to the mystery at the heart of the Fire-us.

In this first book of the Fire-us Trilogy, Jennifer Armstrong and Nancy Butcher weave a compelling post-apocalyptic tale, luring readers into a world that is inventive enough to intrigue, yet true enough to believe.

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In 2007, a small band of children have joined together in a Florida town, trying to survive in a world where it seems that all the adults have been killed off by a catastrophic virus.

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