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Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
Expected Publication Date: June 5th, 2012
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Page Count: 294 pages
Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you hurdle down the stairs and make a run for the corner.Why I Can't Wait: I really liked Mike Mullin's Ashfall which was a sort of post-apocalyptic, disaster novel, and this sounds like the same kind of thing! I know it's on Netgalley right now, but I haven't been having a lot of luck with that lately... :) Either way, I'm so stoked on this one, and she's going to be at my local indie for the Fierce Reads tour!! YAYY!!!
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.
In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.