The Lonely Between
In rewrites: YA speculative fiction
While developing a cure for the disease sweeping the country, 19-year-old Andy Harper learns his medical school is closing, the CDC is taking over his lab, and his dad is showing tell-tale signs of the virus. Desperate to save him, Andy steals the cure from his own lab and evades authorities by journeying along the Appalachian Trail toward home. Vastly underprepared, he must learn to overcome his prejudice and trust a local if he wants to survive and save his father. But there's more to fear in the woods than a few wild animals.