Contagion by Erin Bowman
Posted on 12/07/2020
Book Cover of Contagion by Erin Bowman

"Students love this fast-paced and terrifying thriller!"

Jeanne Mochel, Soddy Daisy High School


Contagion by Erin Bowman is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Soddy Daisy High School.  After receiving a distress call from a drill team on a distant planet, a skeleton crew is sent into deep space to perform a standard search-and-rescue mission.  When they arrive, they find the planet littered with the remains of the project—including its members' dead bodies.  As they try to piece together what could have possibly decimated an entire project, they discover that some things are best left buried—and some monsters are only too ready to awaken.


Editorial Reviews


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"A twisting, turning, edge-of-your-seat blend of science fiction, thriller, and horror. The pace, action, and tension are explosive from page one." ALA Booklist

"A solid, creepy page-turner" Kirkus


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Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools.  


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts 
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21     
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023