A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in. An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to see him, not his religion.
They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers.
This book was just so fantastic! The idea of someone bombing a school-even if it wasn't a school day so there wasn't very many people there-is pretty horrible. To be trapped there with no hope for rescue with more bombs going off... that's pretty scary!
I loved how this story was told. We were in the heads of almost all of the teens, and one of them was the one that planted the bomb. And they all had their reasons for being at the school that day, but it was written so it was totally obscure and it could've been any one of them. And as the book went on, we got those reasons, from a suicide attempt to a big change, until it was near the end, and the bad guy was revealed! It was so great!
These characters were flawed, and so awesome to met! The reason why they were at the school were big parts of them, and as their lives were in danger, we learned more and more about them, yeah, it was a great part of the book!
I do wish that the ending was a little bit longer. I mean, they'd been through a really traumatic event, and I just wanted more of them after the fact. We only got like one or two POV's at the end, and we could've had one for everyone left alive. Well, besides the boy who left to go to California, because that fits his character!
This book was so great, I just loved reading it!
Author: Joelle Charbonneau
Read: March 13th, 2018
Reason Why: Love her writing, and it's a SAC 2018 Book and a WoW Book!
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Published: March 13th 2018