The Girl who Owned a City

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Random House Childrens Books, 1977 - Juvenile Fiction - 189 pages
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A killing virus has swept the earth, sparing only children through the age of twelve. There is chaos everywhere, even in formely prosperous mid-America. Gangs and fierce armies of children begin to form almost immediately. It would be the same for the children on Grand Avenue but for Lisa, a ten-year-old girl who becomes their leader. Because of Lisa, they have food, even toys, in abundance. And now they can protect themselves from the fierce gangs that roam the neighborhoods. But for how long? Then Lisa conceives the idea of a fortress, a city in which the children could live safely and happily always, and she intends to lead them there.

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User Review  - SparklePonies - LibraryThing

Some books deserve to be reprinted but The Girl Who Owned the City really didn't need to be one of them. There is very little literary merit. The plot is boring and the characters are never developed ... Read full review

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

After a virus wipes out everyone over age 12, one girl finds she has enough determination to not only survive against the gangs, but also to make plans to rebuild a community for hundreds of other ... Read full review

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