The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive....
Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, and the empty halls grow colder and darker, the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision....
I decided to read Trapped during a snow storm. I'm not so sure that was such a wise decision. Everytime I would take a break from reading I would get up expecting snow to be up to the roof and afraid to get out from under my blanket. It would take me a minute to realize I wasn't in a snowed in, freezing school...lol.
Being snowed in to the degree that these kids get snowed in is such a scary concept! I've been stuck in blizzards, but it's never been anything like that. There were times that I was so into the story that I wanted to scream ideas at the characters they could use to stay warm, like I would with a great movie. Ended up being that my ideas weren't as smart as what the teens would come up with...lol. These kids were quite resourseful, coming up with ideas I never would have thought of. Although, I don't care how stinky we would have been after a few days, I would have been cuddling up with anyone and everyone searching for some body heat!
The only thing I didn't love about the book was the abrupt ending. I would have really enjoyed an extra chapter letting us know how it all ended up being. Whether their parents had survived while they were trapped in the school, things like that, but it still didn't take too much away from the book.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a scary tale of what it takes to survive. The thought that it could actually happen to me has me hunting up flashlights, stocking up on food, and checking that I have propane and extra blankets everytime it snows!
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