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Seventeen-year-old Cardinal has escaped the virus that ravaged his town, leaving its victims alive but without their memories. Choosing to remain in the quarantined zone, he cares for a group of orphaned kids in a mountain camp with the help of the former brutal school bully, now transformed by the virus into his best friend. But then a strong-willed and mysterious young woman appears, and the closed-off world Cardinal has created begins to crumble.

A thrilling, fast-paced work of speculative fiction for teens from a best-selling author, Black River Falls is an unforgettable story about survival, identity, and family.

©2016 Jeff Hirsch (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • AmethystClay
  • 27-10-2020

wow!

My 15 year-old son asked me to download this story for our daily drives to and from school which is about 30 minutes one-way from our home. Along with my 13 year-old son, my boys and I were captivated nearly from the beginning, often ending our commute with "a driveway moment," where we waited in the car for "just a few more minutes," to enjoy just a bit more of Hirsch's enthralling tale of love, loss, forgiveness, and the bittersweet celebration of memory.

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  • CHARLES
  • 04-03-2019

Excellent!

I liked the book but I wanted more. So many things left unanswered. The kid should have answered questions truthfully.

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  • Jen Mooney
  • 04-03-2017

Not as good as his other YA books.

I was really looking forward to this book, because I loved Darkest Path. Unfortunately, there was a lot less action in this one. Lots of psychological stuff that I don't think will hold the interest of many middle school, male readers.

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