Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine where you can spotlight a book you're giddy with excitement to read so other people can be giddy with excitement too :)
Release Date: July 10th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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No parents. No rules. No way home.
Fourteen-year-old Bonnie MacDonald couldn't be more excited for a camping trip on an island off the coast of Thailand with her fellow Amelia Earhart Cadets-the daughters of the men and women stationed there during the Vietnam War. But when a strong current deposits the girls on what their boatman calls the "forbidden island," things take a turn for the worse: A powerful storm comes to destroy their campsite, the smallest of the junior cadets is found dead, and their boatman never returns. What once seemed like a vacation in paradise has become a battle against the elements.
Peppered with short, frantic entries from Bonnie's journal, Lost Girls is a page-turning, heart-pounding adventure story about a group of teen girls fighting for their lives
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Release Date: July 3rd 2012
Publisher: Fiewel and Friends
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Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
A huge store isn’t the worst place to be stranded. There’s food and water, bedding and books. But what if it’s not safe to leave? Emmy Laybourne had us from the get-go with her utterly fresh and fast-paced debut.
Six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids are trapped together in a chain superstore. Together they build a refuge for themselves inside, while outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapon spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.
Lost Girls: I love these kind of survival stories. A group of teen girls trapped on a 'forbidden island' with no way off? Um, awesome. I am really eager to see how these girls shape into survivors when braving the fierce environment around them...... well, from whoever makes it out alive, that is :|
Monument 14: Again, another story with a group of trapped kids who must fight to survive (clearly I was unintentionally channeling a theme when I chose these books). A much better place to be stuck together though, a chainstore full of food rather than an island, but I don't imagine the stakes will be any lower. Monster hailstorm? Chemical weapon spill? Scary!
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?