A middle-grade novel by Kenneth Oppel.

Kenneth Oppel

First the rain brought seeds. Seeds that grew into alien plants that burrowed and strangled and fed.

Seth, Anaya, and Petra are strangely immune to the plants' toxins and found a way to combat them. But just as they have their first success, the rain begins again.

This rain brings eggs. That hatch into insects. Not small insects. Bird-sized mosquitos that carry disease. Borer worms that can eat through the foundation of a house. Boat-sized water striders that carry away their prey.

But our heroes aren't able to help this time--they've been locked away in a government lab with other kids who are also immune. What is their secret? Could they be...part alien themselves? Whose side are they on? (From Knopf Books for Young Readers)

Kenneth Oppel has written numerous acclaimed novels for middle grade and young adult readers. His Silverwing trilogy has sold over a million copies worldwide and the novel Airborn received the Governor General's Literary Award in 2004 and was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. His most recent books include The Nesta finalist for the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award, Every Hidden Thing and, coming up in the fall of 2018, Inkling.

Books by Kenneth Oppel

​Author interviews

Kenneth Oppel on his YA novel about fossil hunting and budding romance. 4:30
"The Nest" is a horror novel by bestselling young adult author Kenneth Oppel. It's a finalist for Canada's biggest children's literary prize. Kenneth Oppel is here now to tell us more about the art of creating scary stories. 7:25

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