Infestation by Timothy J BradleyInfestation by Timothy J Bradley


byTimothy J BradleyIllustratorTimothy J Bradley

Paperback | April 1, 2013

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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.

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Title:InfestationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7.59 × 5.27 × 0.49 inPublished:April 1, 2013Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545459044

ISBN - 13:9780545459044


Read from the Book

From Infestation:Pyro's voice quavered, "Where is everybody? What's all over the floor?""Something's all over the walls, too," Shields said."And what is that smell?" Reilly exclaimed. "It's like something died in here. Yikes.""Hold on a second," Andy said. He checked in one of the offices off the corridor they were in. He could see papers scattered all over the floor. He opened the desk drawers, and rooted around a bit. "Aha!" A small penlight was in a tray filled with pens and pencils. He clicked it on and panned it around the room."Oh, no . . ."He stumbled back out to the hallway, shining the penlight around."It's . . . it's blood!"Blood was smeared along the walls, and spattered on the floor. It was everywhere, as if it had gushed and sprayed from the many cracks in the walls."Hey, this is a joke, right?" Joey said, his voice cracking. "Where is everybody? What happened here? Where is everyone?"A sharp chittering sound echoed faintly through the hall.

Editorial Reviews

Praise for Infestation

"Bradley wastes no time throwing his characters into the action . . . The pseudoscience needed to bring his monsters to life and combat them has verisimilitude without bogging down in details . . . [T]he excitement never falters." -Publishers Weekly