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Grades 9 - 12Grades 2 - 4n/a4.069752

Your mother hollers that you're going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don't stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don't thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not―you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it's the last time you'll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you'd stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne's action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world―as they know it―apart.

Hardcover, 304 pages
Published on June 5, 2012 by Feiwel & Friends
ISBN-10: 0312569033
ISBN-13: 9780312569037
9 Book Reviews
  • zipit
    zipitTuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:57 am
    i loved this book so much i want to read it none stop.
    • zipitTuesday, February 17, 2015 at 8:55 am
      this day over was the best i have every read. i love this book more than u think i might think. i would read it ever znd over.
      • baileli
        baileliTuesday, February 10, 2015 at 8:14 am55 stars
        It is amazing.
        • nerdsunite
          nerdsuniteTuesday, December 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm
          • jhernandez14
            jhernandez14Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 7:59 amFeatured
            I read this book in about two days. I could not put it down. It is both entertaining and exciting. The story flows nicely and there is really no dull moments. The ending will leave you wanting to immediately start the next one in this three part series. The story is very original even with it being a dystopian novel. There are a lot of twists and turns and with each chapter the book gets more and more exciting. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys and good dystopian novel that will leave you on the edge of your seats. This is the first series by this author and I cannot wait to read more by her. She is a fantastic author and is most certainly here to stay. I also hear that this book is going to be turned into a movie soon. Should be fantastic!
            • slythrnsweetie
              slythrnsweetieMonday, December 15, 2014 at 6:24 pm
              I couldn't agree more. I just couldn't put this book down! It avoided a lot of dystopian cliches and was still interesting and fun. The plot was so unique, and it was very easy and fun to visualize.
              • kasia11
                kasia11Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 10:57 am
                Me too I love how it just amazing! So I also reccomend this is not a test
              • BBFriday, October 11, 2013 at 11:38 am
                Amazing! Can't put it down
                • cicimac
                  cicimacThursday, April 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm
                  This book is amazing like the Hunger Games. It is people fighting for their life. It is also about people fighting for their love. I recommend that everybody read this book. If you like the Hunger Games you will like this.