“A story that feels ripped from the pages of a catastrophic future. . . . A brilliantly written tale of a town in crisis.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Hirsch portrays his characters in vivid reality… Young adult readers will be kept in suspense throughout as questions, mysteries, and revelations are slowly divulged even up to the last page.” —School Library Journal
“…explores the everyday realities of small-town life during the collapse of civilization. An intimate story about grief, trauma, and coping.” —Publishers Weekly
“A solid exploration of at least one possible future for our world.” —Booklist
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Will the class on 2049 be the world’s last?
Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch graduation, and then head out on an epic road trip with her boyfriend, Luke. But when everyone’s phones start ringing halfway through the dance, Lucy knows something terrible has happened—something big.
Decades of unchecked climate change have left her world teetering on the brink—entire cities drowned, violent extremism on the rise, millions of refugees with nowhere to turn. Is this the night it finally slips over the edge?
An unforgettable journey of one teen finding her way in a world the adults have destroyed,Unnatural Disasters is an ultimately hopeful story about survival, family, identity, love, and moving on.