Sunday, January 31, 2016

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Monument 14
by Emmy Laybourne [YA Laybourne]

When their school bus is caught in a monster hailstorm, the bus driver crashes through the front doors of a superstore, to protect the kids. Then the driver leaves to go get help. Now there are 14 kids, ranging from high-schoolers to little kids who have barricaded themselves in the store, waiting to be saved. Outside the store, people are trying to survive the freakish weather, and a chemical weapons spill. Those exposed to the chemicals have different reactions to the chemicals, including paranoia, and extreme, animalistic rage. The kids inside the store seal themselves off from the outside world, which is tearing itself apart.

I read this book a couple years ago, but the year I read it, it was one of my top-five favorite books that year. It is still one of my favorite post-apocalyptic books.

[Note: **This book does include a near-rape scene**.] [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Sky on Fire and Savage Drift, the next two volumes in this series, by Emmy Laybourne]
[ official Emmy Laybourne web site ]

Recommended by Marie P.
Bennett Martin Public Library

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