This Is Not A Drill

McDowell, Rebecca

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
This Is Not A Drill
"Two teens must work together to protect a class of first-graders when a soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder takes them hostage"-- "Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD. When high school seniors Emery and Jake are taken hostage in the classroom where they tutor, they must work together to calm both the terrified children and the psychotic gunman threatening them--a task made even more difficult by their recent break-up. Brian Stutts, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, uses deadly force when he's denied access to his son because of a custody battle. The children's fate is in the hands of the two teens, each recovering from great loss, who now must reestablish trust in a relationship damaged by betrayal. Told through Emery and Jake's alternating viewpoints, this gripping novel features characters teens will identify with and explores the often-hidden damages of war"--

Published: New York : Nancy Paulsen Books, c2012.
ISBN: 0399257942
Branch Call Number: YA MACD
Characteristics: 216 p. ;,22 cm.


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May 30, 2014

A gunman in a class of first-graders, a protective and wise teacher, and a couple of high school seniors who are to pull it all off. The gunman is a tragic figure as he is a victim of war. Great survival story for teens.

Feb 26, 2013

this book rocks


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