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Time Bomb by Joelle Charbonneau
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Diana: The congressman's perfect daughter - smiles when she's supposed to, wears the right clothes, does the right things.

Rashid: The dutiful son and Muslim - trying to follow the rules, but wanting to be seen for who he is rather than the stereotypes his religion brings upon him.

Z: The orphaned and angry rebel - struggling to survive after cancer robbed him of his mother and rage has gotten the best of him.

Tad: The recently "out" football player - trying to come to terms with who he is in a world where not even his family understands.

Cas: The bullied new-girl - working to make everyone else happy at the cost of her own self-worth.

Frankie: The star quarterback with secrets - always expected to be a winner, out to please everyone who expects anything from him.

These six high schoolers have little to nothing in common, but as they set out on their individual missions for the last days of summer, they find themselves trapped in a burning and crumbling school that's been rocked by a series of bombs. Struggling to survive, each of their stories slowly unfolds as readers try to figure out who the bomber really is and what could motivate someone to take such drastic measures.

This is a coming-of-age story that we wish didn't have to be written, but unfortunately is far to common. Charbonneau tells an honest, emotional, tragic, and timely story.


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Reading Progress

March 24, 2019 – Started Reading
March 24, 2019 – Shelved
March 31, 2019 – Finished Reading
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: bodyimage
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: bullying
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: coming-of-age
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: family-relationships
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: friendship
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: grief
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: lgbtqia
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: multicultural
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: projectlit
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: realistic-fiction
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: survival
April 8, 2019 – Shelved as: ya

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