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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library FOL (Text) 33500013387022 New Checked out 05/26/2021
McIntosh Public Library FOL (Text) 33500013387030 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780778331599
  • ISBN: 0778331598
  • Physical Description: 344 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto : Mira, [2021]

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"Beegie is riding the bus when the quake hits. The teenager was heading back to her unhappy foster home, but then she's thrown into a broken world. Roads crumble, storefronts shatter and people run wild.Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out when it strikes. Cell towers are down, so without even knowing if her three-year-old daughter is dead or alive, she races to get back across town. As danger escalates in the chaotic streets, Beegie and Dessa meet by a twist of fate. The two form a fragile partnership, relying on each other in ways they never thought possible, and learn who they really are when there's only one goal: just get home."--Publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    One night, a horrific earthquake rips apart the city of Los Angeles and brings two strangers together to accomplish their common goal: just get home. Dessa is a single mom on her way home from a night out with friends when the earth shakes, leaving her standing amid the destruction all around her. Teenager Beegie couldn't care less about getting back to her abusive foster home, but when she is attacked in the wake of the quake, she needs protection from others who might do her harm. Together they team up to try to get back to Dessa's young daughter, though they have no assurance she has survived the quake. This story is told with artful suspense-building, with main characters who are heavily defined by the traumatic events of each of their pasts. The duo's journey across the sprawling metropolis will compel the reader, and the development of Beegie and Dessa's relationship brings redemption to a story set in a very harsh and unforgiving world. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 March #1
    One night, a horrific earthquake rips apart the city of Los Angeles and brings two strangers together to accomplish their common goal: just get home. Dessa is a single mom on her way home from a night out with friends when the earth shakes, leaving her standing amid the destruction all around her. Teenager Beegie couldn't care less about getting back to her abusive foster home, but when she is attacked in the wake of the quake, she needs protection from others who might do her harm. Together they team up to try to get back to Dessa's young daughter, though they have no assurance she has survived the quake. This story is told with artful suspense-building, with main characters who are heavily defined by the traumatic events of each of their pasts. The duo's journey across the sprawling metropolis will compel the reader, and the development of Beegie and Dessa's relationship brings redemption to a story set in a very harsh and unforgiving world. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Earthquakes > California > Los Angeles > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Single mothers > Fiction.
Helping behavior > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
Survival > Fiction.
Los Angeles (Calif.) > Fiction.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Novels.

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