Today is Earth Day, and I thought what better than a review of a book that shows kids responding the best they can to Mother Earth's wrath.
On an island off of Seattle, Hannah takes her first babysitting gig -- and an earthquake strikes.
Everything we routinely rely upon -- the house staying stable and not collapsing and killing you in aftershocks, fresh water in our pipes, electricity running in wires in closed circuits (not electrifying whatever they touch and sparking fires), is stripped from her in a few seconds.
And her parents are away, as are, of course, her charges' parents.
Can this gritty teen keep them moving, despite her raging Asthma, and get Zoe and Oscar to safety?
Excellent, fast read, that will keep you on the edge of your seat the whole way through.