Ani was supposed to meet her best friend Weevil. She was NOT supposed to be arrested by the governor’s wardens. And Weevil was certainly not supposed to allow himself to be arrested too.
And neither of them were supposed to be tested for the deadly plague running through the land – the Scourge. The River People never get the Scourge.
When they both test positive, they are sent to Attic Island to finish their short, painful lives.
Ani realizes the Scourge isn’t quite what she had expected. And the governor is hiding something too.
Highly recommended for ages 10 and up