The biggest American tragedy most people know little about. “Fast-paced and thrilling . . . I loved it.” —Lauren Tarshis, New York Times bestselling author of the I Survived series “I inhaled every word.” —Jennifer A. Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of Words on Fire * "Stunning... Highly recommended." -- School Library Journal, starred review "Chillingly effective." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in 1889 is a busy factory city, where best friends Daniel Fagan, William James, and George Hoffman love to hike the mountain and spy on the rich folks at their exclusive lakeside club. Monica Fagan, Joe Dixon, and Gertrude Quinn dream of traveling the world, starting a business, and going to the city’s Decoration Day parade. Some of them have heard the rumors about the dam that holds the lake needing repairs and the club members who refuse to fix it. But no one wants to believe the danger they could be in, until the heavy spring rains come, and the dam collapses, plunging the city into chaos. On that fateful day, Daniel, William, George, Monica, Joe, and Gertrude find themselves caught in the wreckage. Who will live to tell their stories? Flooded joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!