Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Wishlist Wednesday - Monument 14

This sounds like it might be an interesting read.

Monument 14
by Emmy Laybourne

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 launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

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


Enbrethiliel said...


It certainly taps into every Child of the 80s' secret fantasy of being locked in the mall overnight. ;-)

M.A.D. said...

I'm a child of the 70s and I STILL want to be trapped in a mall overnight ... somewhere between Barnes & Noble and whatever those kiosks are called that make the yummy soft pretzels ;D

Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Oh this sounds really interesting. And one I might be able to read it with the kid.