Book 30: Trapped

TITLE: Trapped
AUTHOR: Michael Northrop
STARTED: October 22, 2016
FINISHED: October 22, 2016
PAGES: 232
GENRE: Young Adult

FIRST SENTENCE: We were the last seven kids waiting around to get picked up from Tattawa Regional High School.

SUMMARY: [From BN] The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive. Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision. 

THOUGHTS: This book was well-paced and would have been really creepy to read during a major snow storm. While I was a touch disappointed in the ending, I loved how all the characters act together and how the plot came together. Some parts of this book felt a touch overly dramatic but, then again, that sort of fits the whole "teenagers trapped alone" thing.

RATING: 6/10 [Good]