Book Title: INFESTATION
Author: Tim Bradley
Format: Chapter Book
Genre: Middle School
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
Cover Type: Paperback
A contemporary take on the classic creature-feature genre. INFESTATION is a thrilling, fast-paced story that will leave your skin crawling.
When Andy Greenwood is sent to the Reclamation School for Boys he expects the lousy food, mean drill sergeant instructors, and brutal bullies. What he doesn't expect is an infestation of weirdly large and aggressive ants, or the itching welts all over the staff and students. Even odder, Andy learns that kids never leave the school when they're supposed to. They just seem to get stuck there indefinitely.
Following a ground-splitting earthquake, however, things quickly go from bad to horrifying. The school is overrun by monstrous bugs, and Andy himself comes face to face with mutant ants the size of humans, equipped with pinchers that can cut steel. Trapped in a cinderblock institutional building in the New Mexico desert, miles from civilization, Andy must figure out a way to save himself and the surviving boys from this nightmare.
Packed with adventure and danger, INFESTATION is a sci-fi thriller for kids that delivers a critical mass level of excitement.
Author/illustrator Timothy J. Bradley has written award-winning books on natural history, as well as designing toys (Beast Machines/Jurassic Park/Star Wars) and creating educational illustrations. He thinks bugs are cool, too.