Starbright and the Dream EaterJoe Cowley
science fiction, young adult
There is a new deadly illness on Earth.
Starbright Connor is beginning to wonder why everyone in Claircomb has gone so wuzzling mad over some mysterious sickness that is probably just a media scare.
Early symptoms suggest disturbed sleep patterns.
Starbright thinks spindle sickness is something that happens only to other people, until the day her best friend, Mark, falls asleep and won't wake up.
In five years there will be no place to run to.
Now Starbright must strike out on her own. But how is atwelve-year-old supposed to save the world?
But why, suddenly, the big wahoo on spindle sickness? Everyone had talked for years about it, a virus disease in remote South America, the in Africa, Australia. People got tired and went to sleep and didn't wake up. How could it be here, less than thirty miles away? Nah. Wasn't possible. An outbreak would be too unreal for words...