How surprising that just days after reading a book about students trapped in a super center (and NOT liking it), I would find myself reading ANOTHER ONE shortly afterwards. In this, several teens are on their way to school when a freak, killer hailstorm forces the driver to take the bus into the wall of a superstore. At that time, there are six high school students and six little kids on the bus. The driver leaves to try to get help, and the kids end up inside the store. A chemical weapons spill follows the hailstorm and causes some very extreme reactions, all based on blood type. The kids figure out quite quickly that the air conditioning is allowing the dangerous chemicals in, and they block off the vents so they can be safe. Quite a few things happen while the kids are in the store, including some outside visitors. When the story ends, one of them needs help, so a group of them are going to try to get to Denver. I'm quite certain there will be a second book. Warning: There are a couple sections that are not explicit, but that make this not suitable for younger students. I would suggest 13 and higher.
Middle School former Teacher Librarian - then MYP math and science. Update... VERY recently retired! Still adjusting that I'm not just on summer vacation!!!
Just didn't enjoy it as much as Shadow and Bone. I just felt like the author was really trying a bit too hard to draw this story out. I was able to put it down several times and I couldn't put Shadow and Bone down so there's the differen...
The Grisha triology is a fantasy series that I really enjoyed. I reread the last book because I thought I wasn't remembering something. I'm a bit confused because I've started King of Scars and Nikolai isn't as I remembered. Don't want...
by Tahereh Mafi
I’m not usually someone who enjoys a story that is predominantly about the attraction between two people BUT I did like this one. The setting is one year after 9/11 and 16 year old Shirin, an American born Muslim whose family moves freq...
I love a good mystery, and although I correctly guessed the murderer in the first chapter, I still thoroughly enjoyed the twists and turns.