Post by Lynn McGuire
_The Girl at the End of the World_ by Richard Levesque
A solitary book about a young adult plague based apocalypse, no sequel,
no prequel. I read the well printed and bound trade POD (print on
A 15 year old girl survives a horrible plague with a 99.999% fatality
rate in Los Angeles. Some of her fellow survivors are nice and some are
not. This is the story of Scarlett Fisher living in a corpse strewn
world, just trying to survive.
My rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (126 reviews)
If the theme for March is children facing the apocalypse ...
I'm trying and failing to remember the title of a short story and its
expansion into a novel featuring a high-intelligence young teen or
preteen who survives a mega-plague. At the end of the short story,
she encounters a mid-teen boy who rescues her from a automotive
disaster he set off. The novel continues from there, but I remember
little of it.
I think that the novel had a one-word title.
I think that the survivors were all highly intelligent, and both their
IQ and their immunity to this latest plague were related to being
grandkids of people infected by the Spanish flu.
The original story was in Analog.
We are geeks. Resistance is voltage over current.