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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...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published March 8th 2007)
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hurray!! i can finally write a real review for this! but never fear, the parade of creepy ant-pictures will remain for those of you who like to spend your day scrolling through giant streams of creepy ant-pictures.

you know who you are.

okay, so, infestation. this book is put out by scholastic, which makes the general age of its intended readership in the 8-12 range?? is that correct?? and given the subject matter and all-male cast, i would assume its audience is young boys.

so what does it say ab...more
Victoria Whipple
Summertime, with all its creepy-crawlies, is not the ideal time to read this book! Andy is sent to a reform school in the desert of New Mexico, and there's something strange going on there. It's not just the creepy director, or the resident bullies, or the cafeteria "food". Andy's roommate Pyro takes him to a secret storeroom which contains some clues to past activities at the facility--past activities that are now making an impact on the facility. This is a story that is driven by action. Andy...more
Infestation was so much fun! Like a B movie at the drive in-- this is sci-fi thriller with great kid appeal. Boys at the Reclamation School--the last stop before "juvie", face drill sergeant-like guards and begin to notice some unusual things. When an earthquake strikes, it unleashes an infestation---run for your life! Will they survive? Will they be able to return to society as law abiding youth? Will the doctoral student sent to investigate finish his dissertation (of course he does!) Is this...more
C.C. Thomas
I bought this for the boys in my classroom--a book that looks like something they would be interested in. Bugs!

Andy isn't having the best day. He's on a smelly bus on his way to a special boys' school for juvenile offenders and none of the other kids look like they want to become new buddies. Andy's day gets worse the further he drives out into the desert. They are miles of parched heat away from the nearest sign of civilization; there is a mean bully at the school; the guard in charge acts like...more

I'm a firm believer in the idea that there's no such thing as a Girl book or a Boy book, that boys can read - and enjoy - a romance just as much as a girl can read and enjoy a sports novel. That said, I think Infestation would definitely appeal more to boys, though I enjoyed it immensely.

Andy Greenwood has been through multiple foster homes and the decision is finally made to send him to the Reclamation School for Boys - the other option is a juvenile cent...more
Jack Morgan
As a lover of science fiction, my biggest complaint has always been that most science fiction writing lacks a good story with compelling characters. Tim Bradley’s new sci-fi novel delivers on every level and then some. A real page-turner from start to finish, I just couldn’t put this book down.
Pamela ☼everythings cheesy☼ Tee
Run while you can!!!

Review to come. Like others, will honor agreement to stifle self until the okay is given.

Will say book is geared for middle-graders.
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I am one of a small number of author/illustrators in the children's book industry to be published in both fiction and nonfiction. My books for kids are about nonfiction subjects like natural history and biology, and science fiction that is fast-paced and fun. My first novel, INFESTATION, is now available from Scholastic.

HIVE MIND, first in the "Sci Hi" series, debuted in October 2013, from Argosy...more
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