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. 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.”
About: 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. (taken from Goodreads)
What I Liked: Teens and kids are on their way to school when suddenly an apocalypse happens and the struggle to survive gets harder on a daily basis. I liked the pacing and how the action builds as the kids struggle to survive. This book had me hooked !
Who I’d Recommend it to: Teens 7th grade and up.
Reviewed by: Aimen Nesru, 12