Published by: Feiwel and Friends
Synopsis: 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.
This book is one of the best books that I have ever read. It was full of action and hard to put down. The scary thing is that something like this could possibly happen in our lifetime.
Monument 14 follows a boy named Dean. A high school kid who does not hang with the popular crowd. While heading to school one morning their town is hit with a massive hail storm. Not all make it out but with the help of a quick thinking bus driver she gets 14 kids to safety in a Greenway Store. She leaves to get help but never returns.
With all communications failed they have no choose but to wait until help arrives. Then every thing goes catastrophic. A nuclear disaster and even the air you breathe can make you violent or even cause death. The 14 have no choice but to stick together or die alone.
I really liked the characters in this book. Each character was wonderfully developed. The writing style was fast paced, just like I like it, that leaves you craving more. The only disappointment is I have to wait until next summer for the second book to come out. I need more now!