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Rats
     

Rats

3.8 14
by Paul Zindel
 

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Sarah and her brother live next to the world’s largest garbage dump on Staten Island in New York City. Thousands of rats at the dump have mutated into gruesome killers, and one of the workers there has just been mauled. Without mercy, the rats wreak havoc on the once-peaceful neighborhood, entering homes through kitchen sinks and toilets. Now the entire city

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Sarah and her brother live next to the world’s largest garbage dump on Staten Island in New York City. Thousands of rats at the dump have mutated into gruesome killers, and one of the workers there has just been mauled. Without mercy, the rats wreak havoc on the once-peaceful neighborhood, entering homes through kitchen sinks and toilets. Now the entire city stands on the brink of total infestation. Can the kids save millions of innocent people from a grisly death?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940013148314
Publisher:
Graymalkin Media
Publication date:
07/28/2011
Series:
The Zone Unknown , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
203
Sales rank:
787,995
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

PAUL ZINDEL (1936-2003) wrote more than 40 novels, including The Pigman, one of the best-selling young adult books of all time, and Pardon Me, You’re Stepping on My Eyeball! His Broadway play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, won him a Pulitzer Prize and was produced as a film directed by Paul Newman.
Mr. Zindel taught high school chemistry for ten years before turning to writing full-time. His work as an author brought him to exotic destinations around the world, from Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to the monkey forests of Indonesia. Drawing from those experiences, he created The Zone Unknown series—packed full of horror, humor, adventure and bravery—with reluctant readers in mind. It includes six titles: Loch, The Doom Stone, Raptor, Rats, Reef of Death and Night of the Bat.

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Rats 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite of his books even if it does stereotype rats. Leroy Sabiesiak was a good character and for him alone this book is worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Rats is not the greatest Zindel book, but I still recomend it. Don't get me wrong, I still liked it, but I wasn't as good as Raptor, and especially Doom Stone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
On a scale from 1 to 10, I would give this book a zero. The storyline made know sense and Zindel was a little focused on a grusome story. He has lost his touch. Zindels' previous books had made sense. What books I would recommend are The Night of the Bat and Raptor, but wouldn't recommend this one. Overall this book was grusome and didn't make since. PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this in school bexouse my friends were reading it, and i was delited with it Sorry im still getting ust to this key board
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have heard that this book wasnt as good as the other obes but i wanted to see for myslef. This book wasnt the what i expected but i recommened it to people if they at young
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would say its a cool book but it could never be doom stone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book may be a true disappoimntment, horrible story. It's very unpleasant. Any real true reader, would not even dare to touch this book. I don't recommend this at all. It's so depressing. My mom couldn't even read it, it was to bad for her. She thought I was Crazy brfore she read it a little. The most boring plot ever and settings. At a dump, river, houses, and a neighborhood. There's very depressing plots, everything ends bad literally all the time. Im not faint-hearted, but it's just horrible. I don't think anyone would want to read this book. This made no sense whatsoever. Although, it gives true detail about of whats going to happen next, you can just tell. Maybe this is the worse I have ever read. Paul Zindel is a great author, but this is his worse book by far. This is a discrimination. Do not read this godforsaken book! I would be ashamed of the outputs of this book. My point of view is is trying to get you not to read this book at all. If this was the last book on earth it still would not win an award. This situation is just discriminating.*
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was excellent. I couldn't put it down, it is a horrifying and gresome book. If you have a weak stomach this isn't the book for you!. But if you think you can handle it then go for it!! I'ts truly a great book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think Rats by Paul Zindel was a terrific book! In the book, an ammense amount of rats escape from a garbage dump on Staten Island. Then, they invade and terrorize New York City. It is then up to two siblings, Sarah and Michael to alert and save everyone from the horrifying rodents. I liked this book because it was very grusome and horrifying. Also,this book was filled with suspense of what would happen from one event to the next. I rated this book four out of five stars. I think this book should lose a star because at points, the book would relate the event occurring, to the enviroment. At parts like that, I would start to lose interest. Other books I would recommend that relate to this book are other books by Paul Zindel. Books such as The Pigman, Loch, and The Night of the Bat. In the end, I thought reading Rats was worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book had me hooked more than Potter. It was thrilling, violent and suspensful. In the first few chapters are the best parts. Exciting, the first chapters are normally the worst for books! Such a great success! A masterpiece for Zindel, whom I like to congradulate! I wish I had the stomach to reread it. Rats says it all: prepare to be stunned, at an imagination so real . . . incredible!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is a great book but compared to loch or doom stone this isn't Mr. Zindel's best! for a beginner zindel reader i recamend this book.