Hautman, Pete. Hole in the sky.

Author:Rohrlick, Paula
Position::Children's Review - Book Review

HAUTMAN, Pete. Hole in the sky. Simon & Schuster, Pulse. 215p. c2001.0-689-84428-X. $5.99. JS

To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, May 2001 : In the year 2036, a mutant strain of flu has wiped out most of the Earth's population. Civilization has broken down, and people live in tiny isolated communities, fearful of contact with anyone who might carry the virus. Ceej, age 16, lives a lonely life on the north rim of the Grand Canyon, with only his uncle and his older sister Harryette for company. Harryette is one of the Survivors, those few who contracted the dreadful flu and were not killed by it but only damaged: she can no longer hear or speak, but communicates using sign language. Their only contact with the outside world is a trader named Hap, who comes by with supplies once a month, bringing along his 16-year-old son Tim, Ceej's only friend. Hap and Ceej's uncle are worried about the Glen Canyon Dam upriver from the canyon, which is in danger of overflowing and creating a dangerous flood. The two go off to try and open the sluice gates, but when they don't return in a few days, and Harryette goes missing too, the two boys head into the canyon in search of them. There they...

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