What is the theme of the 11th plague?

Hirsch tackles multiple themes in The Eleventh Plague. Friendship, bravery, tolerance, selflessness… I can’t list them all! He shows us how little mistakes and decisions can turn into catastrophes (Jenny and Stephen pull a prank that goes horribly, horribly wrong) and teaches us to really think before we act.

What is P11 in The Eleventh Plague?

During the war, China released a plague called P11 which spread across the U.S. and wiped out two-thirds of the population. This time was called “The Collapse”. Another main character was Jenny, who helped Stephen. Jenny was introduced in the middle of the story as a troubled girl who always got into trouble.

Is The Eleventh Plague dystopian?

Jeff Hirsch’s debut novel, The Eleventh Plague, is a commendable addition to the dystopian genre so popular among today’s teen readers. Allegedly coined by British philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill in the 19th century, dystopia describes a time and place filled with decay, misery, fear, and oppression.

What happens at the end of The Eleventh Plague?

The grandfather dies, and the father has an accident and goes into a coma, so now Stephen is on his own. Fortunately, after escaping from some vicious slavers, he is rescued by some oddly nice people, who offer to take Stephen and his comatose dad into their community.

What state does The Eleventh Plague take place in?

The setting of “The Eleventh Plague” is a small town in the forest. The small town is called “Forest Pines” and is hidden behind a tree line. Stephen and his father stumble upon this town while exploring the woods. Stephens father had recently been shot, and they were looking for help.

Who are the characters in The Eleventh Plague?


  • Stephen Quinn.
  • Dad (Stephen Quinn)
  • Marcus Green.
  • Violet Green.
  • Jackson Green.
  • Jenny Tan (Green)

What genre is The Eleventh Plague?

Science fictionDystopian FictionRobinsonade
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Who are the characters in the Eleventh Plague?

What is the dads name in The Eleventh Plague?

Jackson Green is the biological son of Violet and Marcus Green. He has one other sibling, Jenny, who is an adopted Chinese girl. Jackson may be young, but he is very strong and courageous. He befriends Stephen when Stephen comes into town.

Who is Marcus I in the Eleventh Plague?

Marcus Green Stephen Quinn is a strong and ambitious fifteen year old boy. He is one of the few survivors of the war and plague. With his dad (his mother and grandfather have passed away), he travels the country, searching for things to trade with other people in exchange for food, weapons, and other materials.

Is The Eleventh Plague a book series?

I’m proud to announce that The Eleventh Plague made it onto the USA Today Bestseller List! In an America devastated by war and plague, the only way to survive is to keep moving. In the aftermath of a World War III, America’s landscape has been ravaged and left two thirds of the population dead.