Spill Zone (Prebound)
Turtleback Books, 9780606410878, 240pp.
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
The first volume of an original graphic novel series for young adults, from New York Times--bestselling author Scott Westerfeld
Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.
The Spill claimed Addison's parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn't spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death--or worse.
When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits--and it seems to be calling Addison's name.
Find out what happens in Spill Zone. And don't miss the sequel, Spill Zone: The Broken Vow.
This title has Common Core connections.
Praise for Spill Zone
"Addison is particularly complex: though she is sympathetic, her decisions are intentionally presented as morally questionable. Harsh profanity and violence make this a more appropriate choice for mature readers. This unnerving, gripping title--Westerfeld's first original graphic novel--is bound to entice older comics fans, especially those interested in darker sci-fi and nuanced characterization. . . . A must-have for teen and graphic novel collections." --Kirkus Reviews
"Fascinating and hard to forget." --Publishers Weekly
"A little dark, a little twisted, and completely enthralling." --Marissa Meyer, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles and Heartless
"Expect some stunning sci-fi spectacle when Addison ventures into the Spill Zone." --A.V. Club