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(Stay Alive #2)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  98 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Stranded in the middle of nowhere, you have to fight to survive!

A group of kids on a field trip on a coastal island are abandoned after an earthquake hits and the fort they studying collapses. At first they are trapped inside but after escaping the cave-in, they realize debris from the collapse has destroyed all of their supplies. How long can they survive there? Will anyo
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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DelAnne Frazee
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Title: Stay Alive #2: Cave-In
Author: Joseph Monninger
Publisher: Scholastic
Published: 3-25-2014
Pages: 213
Genre: Children's Fiction
Sub-Genre: Nature; Facts of Life; Growing up; Survival; Environment
ISBN: 9780545563529
ASIN: B00G5N4Q70
Reviewed For NetGalley and Scholastic
Reviewer: DelAnne
Rating: 4.75 Stars

After an earthquake strikes collapses trapping a group of kids out on a field trip on a costal island. They struggle to escape and then duscover their supplies destroyed. Survival is on the line an
Andrew Chung
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I felt as if I was part of the group stranded out there. It was very interesting and fun to read although 2 members of the group perished.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it liked it
I like this series! This second installment is better written than the first, but I found the ending to be a bit abrupt and disappointing.
Kerry Kenney
Dec 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, wild-adventure
This stay alive series was a fast and entertaining read that had great action and enough realism to give me pause. I remember as a sixth grader wanting real stuff and this book has it. The stay alive series (I read two books in it it and I will read the other two) had some commonalities. The characters were different from book to book, but essentially a group of people are pitted against the wild (in this case a cave in) and the stress brings out the best and worst in the group and forces them t ...more
Barrett Nelson
Feb 28, 2016 rated it did not like it
When a bunch of students go off the coast of Maine to Hogs Island they didn't expect much. Just a lot of birds and learning how to build a fire and survival skills, right? What they didn't expect is when they were looking at an old WWII bunker an earthquake occurs. It destroys the old foundation near the exit and seals them in. They listen in horror as the boulders from the bunker that were torn loose come crashing down and flattens all of their tents and supplies. They were supposed to sleep a ...more
Feb 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, ntg-arc, azr, rec-mg-f
Stay Alive! So glad this is a series. I'm always looking for books to hook my boys into reading (girls will enjoy it, too). This will appeal to those who loved the "I Survived" series, though these seem to be written for a more mature crowd (10-14).

The characters were real. Some of them stepped up and others sunk to new lows in the face of adversity. The setting made the action easy to follow. Survival case you're ever in this situation...were icing on the cake.

I'm anxious to read the
Jun 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
I liked the first one better. The characters aren't memorable and I was going to talk about a character I hated, but I can't remember her name, meaning once again. It's not a memorable story. Actually, I didn't really like any of the characters. The characters were just plain dumb and annoying. It also seemed as if the author didn't invest any time structuring the story. This book was terribly slow. It took me about 1 month and 1 day to read this stupid book. (Aug. 19th-Sep. 18th) The first book ...more
Jennifer Glahn reck
Jun 28, 2015 rated it liked it
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Mari Anne
Feb 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: mg-ya
I really enjoyed the first Stay Alive, Crash, and was very excited to get this one and start reading it. Unfortunately, I don't think this was one was nearly as good as the first. The characters, plot and setting in this one felt thin and rushed. The plot also required a lot more suspension of disbelief than in the first book. However, I think the target audience of 3-5 grade will still enjoy this and the survival tips that are interspersed with the story.
David prieto
This book is a dream come true! it tells a story of a group of kids who survive a life changing earthquake. After the earquake hit the kids were trapped in a cave in Maine with no supplies. This story teaches a theme to never give up and to fight till the end. This was a field trip that went totally wrong!
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: quarter1
When a class takes a disastrous field trip to a deserted island in Maine to camp, they walk into an old concrete building and it collapses! They have to dig their way out to survive.

I liked this book because they had to work together to survive

I recommend this book to readers that like suspense and survival.
Jeanne Lawrence
Reminded me of the books of both Andrew Clement (explaining everything from different perspectives) & Gary Paulson (harrowing adventures when kids have to step by to challenges to survive). Good read!
42 is the answer
Aug 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was a suspenseful survival book. I loved every bit of it. While on an island for a field trip, six kids get trapped in a cave. All their supplies are on the other side. How will they live?
Sep 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: rdg-level-jh
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Dec 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
The only reason I didn't give this book a five out of five was because I intensely disliked Sandy.
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This was a good book for middle school readers.
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Daniel Armendariz book review 1 1 Apr 30, 2016 12:54AM  
Joseph Monninger has published novels for adults and teens and three works of nonfiction. The New York Times Book Review has said of Monninger that he “comes to writing with his five sense wide open”. His work has appeared in American Heritage, Scientific American, Readers Digest, Glamour, Playboy, Story, Fiction, The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated and Ellery Queen, among other publications. He ...more

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