Hatchet meets The Babysitters Club in this epic and thrilling survival story about pushing oneself to the limit in the face of a crisis.
We were all alone, in a shaken and shattered house, in the dark. And I was in charge.
Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. Shes always felt totally safe there.
So when shes asked to babysit after school one day, its no big deal. Zoe and Oscar are her next-door neighbors, and Hannah just took a babysitting class, which shes pretty sure makes her an expert. She isnt even worried that she left her inhaler at home.
Then the shaking begins.
The terrifying earthquake only lasts four minutes, but it changes everything--damaging the house, knocking out the power, and making cell service nonexistent. Even worse, the ferry and the bridge connecting the kids to help--and their parents--are both blocked, which means theyre stranded alone. And Hannahs in charge as things go from bad to worse.
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A realistic, engrossing survival story thats perfect for aspiring babysitters and fans of John Macfarlanes Stormstruck!, Sherry Shahans Ice Island, or Wesley Kings A World Below.--School Library Journal
The strength of this steadily paced novel that stretches over four days of a scary disaster scenario is that Hannah doesnt figure everything out; she stumbles, doubts, and struggles throughout it all.--The Bulletin of the Center for Childrens Books
Fans of survival thrillers in the vein of Gary Paulsens Hatchet will enjoy this tense, honest tale of bravery...an excellent (and refreshingly not didactic) teaching tool on natural-disaster preparedness.--Booklist
The relentless progression of a variety of disaster scenarios will keep readers turning pages...equally suspenseful and informative.--School Library Connection
Behrens uses immersive details and situations effectively viewed from Hannahs perspective to create a suspenseful, vivid story filled with lessons about responsibility and overcoming adversity.--Publishers Weekly
Author: Rebecca Behrens Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 304Publisher: Sourcebooks Young ReadersPublication Date: 2021-06-01