Love Is the Drug
by Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publication Date: Sep 30, 2014
List Price: $17.99
Format: Hardcover, 335 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Parent Company: Scholastic Inc.
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Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC’s elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night.
Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus—something about her parents’ top secret scientific work—something she shouldn’t know.
The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.
- Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / United States / African American
- Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Dating & Relationships
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
- Juvenile Fiction / Thrillers & Suspense