Trapped by Michael Northrop

Publisher: Scholastic
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Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
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Cover thoughts: Fits story line very well

Rating: B
First line: We were the last kids waiting around to get picked up from Tattawa Regional High School.

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Scotty was one of the seven kids that was waiting to get picked up that day when the biggest blizzard they had ever seen started. Soon they all realize that nobody is coming. It really didn't seem so bad at first, spend the night at school and be rescued in the morning. But then the power goes out, there's no heat, the pipes freeze, the ceiling creaks, and each coming day the snow continues to pile up. They make a decision, one that is potentially deadly.

This situation that the kids are in is scary to think about, being trapped inside your school in a horrible snowstorm and freezing, and knowing that nobody knows where you are. It is horrifying. I don't know what I would do in the situation. Sit around and wait? Or go out in freezing temperatures and tons of snow and try to get help?

The question I kept asking was, where were the kids parents? Didn't they care that there kids were not home in a huge blizzard. They didn't know where they were after school, but knew that's the last place they were, wouldn't you want to go check to see if your kids were at the school? Or call the police?

None of the characters were really all that memorable to me. The plot was what made the story; it's not a cheerful one, it's depressing. When reading this book you feel like your trapped with these kids, not knowing what's going to happen to you. It's scary.

Trapped was frightening and suspenseful. It was a story I hope I never experience myself.

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