Sarah McGraw lives with her father and brother on the edge of town, beside a Staten Island garbage dump. When mutant rats escape from the dump and terrorize the town’s citizens, it’s up to Sarah and her younger brother, Michael, to stop them from taking over New York City.
©1999 Paul Zindel (P)2009 Graymalkin Media
"A gory, makes-your-skin-crawl thriller.... Readers looking for gruesome details are treated to numerous descriptions of bodily dismemberment by these traditionally maligned mammals, and the jolts of horror recur at regular intervals while Sarah and her brother survive several cliff-hanger escapes. Just in the nick of time, Sarah figures out a way to halt the vermin in their tracks and put an end to the bloodbath that engulfs a crowded Manhattan entertainment center. Zindel's style is fast paced and the plot is chock-full of shivery, stomach-churning action. Young readers will certainly rest easier once Sarah uses her wits to end a nightmare of carnage." (School Library Journal)
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