When a sudden earthquake strands Celia’s parents out of town, she finds herself on her own in a shaken city. She tries to reach ou ...more
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Celia's parents have lost their university jobs and moved the family to a small island on the East Coast where they both found positions. One weekend, Celia's father has to travel for work and her mother has to go to care for her grandmother, so they trust her alone (with a seven page list of rules!). The next morning, she wakes up to the aftermath of a serious earthquake, and runs into a group of children acting suspiciously on the roof of the building. One of them is a ...more
I feel like I would have been really into this book between the ages of 10-13; this would have been my jam. The ending feels a little off to me, but I think that's just my personal tastes and not a fault with the book.
I really like the concept of the Bigs and Littles, especially the Little rebellion who refuse to turn into Bigs and hurt others. Also, the last line of the acknowledgements made me cry when I finished the entire book and read through them.
Also, the way the prophe ...more
I admit I'm not the target audience for this book but ever now and then it's fun to read a book for younger readers. I loved this book. The characters were likable and the story was great. The pacing and flow made it easy to read and hard to put down. I think I'll give the book to my daughter so she can read it to my granddaughter. I'll be looking for more books by Katherine Sparrow when I need some easy food ...more