Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 416 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.25 in
Published: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 031619798X
ISBN - 13: 9780316197984
About the Book
In the aftermath of a series of plane crashes caused by birds, 17-year-old Reese and her debate-team partner, David, receive medical treatment at a secret government facility and become tangled in a conspiracy that is, according to Reese's friend, Julian, connected with aliens and UFOs.
From the Publisher
Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into
airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people
die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all
flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.
Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush
David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive
home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the
middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies into their headlights. The
car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the
doctor won''t tell them what happened, where they are--or how
they''ve been miraculously healed.
Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco
feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat
teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to
be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the
beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an
entirely new direction-and threatens to expose a vast global
conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep
Adaptationis a bold contemporary science-fiction thriller
from the acclaimed author ofAsh.
About the Author
Malinda is the former managing editor of AfterEllen.com, and an
award-winning journalist for her work in LGBT media. She studied
X-Files fan communities when she was receiving her MA in
Anthropology, which is where she got the inspiration
forAdaptation. She now lives in Northern California with
her partner and their dog. Ash was her first novel, and received
many accolades and was a finalist for the Lambda Award, Norton
Award, and Morris Award among others.
"Lo invokes a paranoid X-Files sensibility here, layering
conspiracy atop conspiracy and balancing ambitious twists with
nuanced relationships that are ultimately as important to the
sci-fi plotting as they are to the character development."