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. Of
course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your
mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and done those things. Maybe
even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.
Fourteen kids, one superstore—a million things that go
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 apart.
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