Sunday, April 19, 2015

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne (Review #6)

Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne!

Summary:
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 did 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 wrong.
In Emmy Laybourne's action-packed debut novel Monument 14, 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.

Summary:
Wow.
Just wow.
This book was amazing! It was soooo much better than I expected it to be!
So essentially this book is about 14 kids trapped inside a superstore while outside a bunch of natural disasters are happening. 
I devoured this book in 2 days. I loved this story from start to finish! This book is fast paced and kept you wondering what would happen next. It keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time. I recommend this book for people who like post-apocalyptic/dystopian type books. 
Even though I didn't really like the POV being told from Dean, I still gave this book 5 stars. I didn't feel connected to his character as much as I thought I would but I still loved the concept of this book! I cannot wait to read the next book!

Quotes:

“Night came and fell hard.
Not like God drawing a blanket over our land
But like someone snuffing a candle.
Sudden and total.
Out—just like that.
Now we are waiting.
Waiting in the dark
To see if someone
Will switch on the light.
We can cower,
We can fear,
We can get lost together or
Get lost alone.
But the truth is:
I am the light. You are the light.
We are lit up together.
We are silhouettes of sunlight
cast against the night.
Shining now, let us
Shining, hold the light,
Shining, so that our families
Can find us.
Shining.”


“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."

Thanks for reading!
-Piper

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