Review: Monument 14
May • 5 • 2012
Title: Monument 14
Series: Monmuent 14 # 1
genre: Young Adult-Dystopian/Post Apocalyptic
Author: Emmy Laybourne
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: June 5, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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 hurdle 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, 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.”
Alright so, anyone up for an end of the world disaster staring teens living in an grocery store? If so, you need to read this book.
First off, I simply loved the idea of this book. I always imagined that if some event were to ever ravish the world I would live in the grocery store cause you have all that you need there. To see that come to life really blew me away. I loved intense moments of uncertainty, the struggle to survive and most of all the rules of adaption.
In this book there are several different characters of this book ages ranging from Kinder to 17 yrold teens. I like that there is no over exaggeration when it comes to them. The author did a splendid job. in creating a scene in which they care for each other. There was a leader, a caregiver, everyone got assigned chores/duties. Just these small parts alone makes the story even better.
The trouble that teens get into is agreeable. They get into alcohol, drugs, sex, and even fights. With no parents around, no real adult to help them, what else can they do. Even with their mistakes, these kids take time to think about things before going through it. They agree as a whole and work together.
Even with some much action and drama going on, the author still manages to sweep the reader off of their feet. I really loved the ending of the book. Seriously, I gasp at the secret. The world is slowly crumbling apart and these kids set out on a journey becoming stronger with each step.
Monument 14 is a heart stopping thriller that’s so intense, you must stop reading just to breathe! I had moments where I was like, “OH NO!” Beautifully written and highly anticipated, Monument 14 is a joyous ride!
I give it 5 BITES!