05 April 2011

Trapped by Michael Northrop

It started out like another average day.  There was a basketball game that night and maybe a pop quiz on Friday.  And even when the snow started to come down, it wasn't really a big deal.  Scotty and Pete even let Jason talk them into staying at the school after the early dismissal to work on his go-kart project in the shop classroom.  Even though there wouldn't be any late buses that day because of the weather, Jason knew that his dad would be okay with picking them all up on his way home from work later that day.

Unfortunately, no one came even close to the school later that day.  Or for many of the days that followed.  Scotty, Pete, Jason, and four other kids were stuck at school, during what was really truly the blizzard to beat out all blizzards.  Once the power and the heat went out, the seven bundled up in whatever they had, and felt their way through the cafeteria so that they wouldn't starve to death.  They slept when they could, the saved whatever battery power they could find, and they prayed.  But they knew that no one could save their lives.

Recommended for all middle school and high school readers looking for an adventure and ultimate survival story.  
Call number: YA NORTHROP (Teen Room)

Reviewed by kate the librarian.

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