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Trapped
ISBN: 9780545210126
Author: Northrop, Michael
Publisher: Scholastic Pr
Published: February 2011
Retail: $17.99    OUR PRICE: $2.99
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Binding Type: Hardcover
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Annotation: A follow-up to Gentlemen finds three boys trapped at school by a record-breaking blizzard that forces them to employ extreme measures to survive and keep their heads, an effort that is complicated by the presence of two attractive fellow shut-ins.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Survival; Fiction.
Blizzards; Fiction.
Interpersonal relations; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2010036595
Lexile Measure: 750
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 10-12, Age 15-18
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Target Grade: 10-12
Grade level: 10-12
Physical Information: 0.75" H x 75.00" L x 5.50" W
Bargain Category: Action & Adventure, High School, Middle School, Reference, Social Issues
 
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Contributor Bio(s):
Michael Northrop is the New York Times bestselling author of TombQuest, an epic book and game adventure series featuring the magic of ancient Egypt. He is also the author of Trapped, an Indie Next List Selection, and Plunked, a New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection and an NPR Backseat Book Club Pick. An editor at Sports Illustrated Kids for many years, he now writes full-time from his home in New York City. Learn more at www.michaelnorthrop.net.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2011 Fall)
Seven high school students find themselves trapped at their isolated, rural school for nearly a week when an unrelenting blizzard dumps upwards of ten feet of snow on southern New England. The first-person narrative immediately captures the claustrophobic atmosphere; it loses a little steam as it navigates the requisite obstacles for survival and the evolving group dynamic to an abrupt resolution. Copyright 2011 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2011 January #1)

Northrop (Gentlemen) offers a gripping disaster story that, for its reliance on luck and coincidences to set things up, is no less exciting. Although Tattawa High School in rural New England closes early for snow, basketball player Scotty and fellow sophomores Jason and Pete stay late to work on Jason's go-kart. By the time they realize that the storm is too strong for their parents to pick them up, they're trapped along with four other students (and a teacher, who quickly leaves to seek help). They're already out of cellphone range, and when the power goes out, all hope of communicating with the outside world is lost. As the snow piles up to over 10 feet, the captive students do their best to survive and wait for help. The problems are expected—darkness, infighting, jealousy, illness, hunger—but conveyed with a tight sense of realism through Scotty's narrative voice. He tells readers early on that "not all of us made it," so the surprise is less that things keep going wrong than how they do. Northrop's solid storytelling should keep readers rapt. Ages 15–up. (Feb.)

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Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2011 February)

Gr 7–10—High school sophomore Scotty Weem's narration reveals immediately that he survives southern New England's worst nor'easter ever recorded, but also that others in his group will die. The chilling story begins innocently enough as the snow starts to fall early in the day. When an early dismissal is announced, Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason finagle their way into the shop to work on Jason's project, a go-kart, until their rides come. But they soon find themselves stranded in their rural high school building with five others: pretty Krista and her friend, Julie; thuggish Les; weird Elijah; and one gruff teacher. Their cell phones don't work. Their rides don't show up. The teacher goes for help and never returns. The power goes off. As hours, then days, pass, the water stops, the heat goes off, and they get increasingly hungry, cold, and scared. Readers might speculate about what they should have done, could have done, if stuck in their place, but the author does an admirable job of keeping the tone and plot appropriately sophomoric, i.e., they don't always do the right thing, but do the best they can with knowledge and skills even they recognize are inadequate. The climax is propelled as much by the teens' interpersonal conflicts as by Jason's improbable deus ex machina from the shop. Teens should enjoy reading this survival story with their feet up in front of a toasty fire.—Joel Shoemaker, formerly at South East Junior High School, Iowa City, IA

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