By Jo Treggiari
Scholastic Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780545255646, 343pp.
Publication Date: January 1, 2013
A thrilling tale of adventure, romance, and one girl's unyielding courage through the darkest of nightmares.
Epidemics, floods, droughts -- for sixteen-year-old Lucy, the end of the world came and went, taking 99% of the population with it. As the weather continues to rage out of control, and Sweepers clean the streets of plague victims, Lucy survives alone in the wilds of Central Park. But when she's rescued from a pack of vicious dogs by a mysterious boy named Aidan, she reluctantly realizes she can't continue on her own. She joins his band of survivors, yet a new danger awaits her: the Sweepers are looking for her. There's something special about Lucy, and they will stop at nothing to have her.
Praise for ASHES, ASHES
"The tense plot, cinematic moments, and highly capable protagonists make this a fast, gripping read." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Lucy . . . is a protagonist to whom teens will relate as she struggles through the chaos of her life." --SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL