The Girl Who Owned a City
A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. There is chaos everywhere, even in formely prosperous mid-America. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately. It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a... show more
A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. There is chaos everywhere, even in formely prosperous mid-America. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately. It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a ten-year-old girl who becomes their leader. Because of Lisa, they have food, even toys, in abundance. And now they can protect themselves from the fierce gangs that roam the neighborhoods. But for how long? Then Lisa conceives the idea of a fortress, a city in which the children could live safely and happily always, and she intends to lead them there.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: September 15th 1977
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 189
Edition language: English
It's been quite awhile since I have read this book but what I remember it was a great action packed novel. It is no Shakespeare or classic tale but a lower level read. Perfect for middle schoolers and below. It was a witty book with clever thoughts on how to take control and stabilize life with no h...
This is hands-down one of the worst books I have ever read. Pedantic in the extreme, nonsensically plotted and full of so many holes it looks like lace. And the writing is abysmal. Wait, what's worse than abysmal? Right, this book.A plague has wiped out all the adults, so they are freshly dead. Exce...
Preachy, preachy, preachy! The book may well have been intended for the middle school set, but it’s written for third-grade reading comprehension. The characters are flat and/or totally out of their minds (I’m talking to about you, Lisa), the story is weak and barely supported, and the plot themes a...
So many teachers come in and out of our lives and I'm sure we all have a million stories about an inspirational English teacher. But that isn't one of those stories. I will never forget Mrs. Brown. I had just moved to a new school. I was an avid reader and prior to the move English was always my f...
I loved this when I read it way back when. I was particularly impressed by the cleverness of the heroine. Now I'm afraid to reread, because I suspect I'd sprain myself with the vigorous eye-rolling.