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Flight #116 Is Down! by Caroline B. Cooney
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Sep 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: caudill-1995, ya-fiction, thriller, disasters, pilots-aviation, realistic
Read from September 09 to 10, 2012

High School senior Patrick longs to put his training as an EMT to real use and sophomore Heidi longs for friends and to be useful in life. They both get their wish when a 747 crash lands onto Heidi's parent's estate outside of New York City. Her parents are out of town again and Heidi is first on the scene...she puts her well-focused instincts into high gear as she awaits rescue teams.

As the grisly night wears on with an icy rain and a foreboding nightfall, Heidi and Patrick give strength to one another as the horrific scenes plays out. Each of them, along with hundreds of other emergency workers, tends to the needs of the injured, dying, and dead. They both find a satisfaction in the way they assisted to the needs of strangers and a budding love in the making.

Flight #116 is a fast-paced, sit-on-the-edge of your seat story of survival, friendship, and emotional turmoil...as the crisis of a plane disaster brings out the very best, along with the very worst of human reaction. A great book for reluctant readers.
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