Flight #116 Is Down [NOOK Book]

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The tragedy of Flight #116 will be life-altering—for those who survive

Seventeen-year-old Patrick is a junior EMT, fully qualified to deliver babies and give CPR. But in high school, he still needs a hall pass to leave class, which, in his estimation, is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that he can’t be a full-time EMT yet. He needs a way to show everyone he’s an ...
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Overview


The tragedy of Flight #116 will be life-altering—for those who survive

Seventeen-year-old Patrick is a junior EMT, fully qualified to deliver babies and give CPR. But in high school, he still needs a hall pass to leave class, which, in his estimation, is ridiculous. Also ridiculous is the fact that he can’t be a full-time EMT yet. He needs a way to show everyone he’s an adult, like the cops and paramedics he admires.

Heidi’s family owns the Dove House estate, with its beautiful grounds, at the edge of town. She has all the advantages money can buy, but can’t seem to make good grades or fit in with her private school classmates. Should happiness be so hard to achieve?

Daniel and Tucker are flying to their father’s wedding. He’s remarrying, to a woman who is not their mother. Daniel is angry. Angry at his parents for splitting up, angry at his younger brother, Tucker, for turning into such a little creep after the divorce, angry at his counselors for being idiots.

Each of these teenagers has something to prove. To their parents, to their town, to themselves. And they all get the chance when Flight #116 crashes in the woods on the Dove House estate.
 
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.

Teenager Heidi Landseth helps rescue people from a plane crash on her family's property, and the experience changes her life forever.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In PW 's words, ``Using her trademark lightning pace, Cooney depicts the drama and human interest inherent in disaster. This story will keep even the least bookish readers glued to their seats.'' Ages 12-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal
Gr 7-10-- Patrick, 17, finds it ironic that he needs to request hall passes to go to the library, while as an emergency medical technician he can deliver babies and save lives without such childish restrictions. Wealthy Heidi longs to feel competent at something and close to someone. Daniel, 15, must escort his younger brother to a wedding he desperately hopes won't take place. Spoiled Darienne can only focus on the small, insignificant negatives of life. All of these disparate personalities and more are thrown together by the cataclysmic crash of a 747 on Heidi's rural estate. Don't expect the unity or finely brushed characterization of Cooney's Don't Blame the Music (Putnam, 1986). This time, her third-person narration and rapidly shifting viewpoints have awkward results, much like a shooting sequence for an action-packed TV movie. However, it is these very qualities that may engage the attention of unsophisticated or reluctant readers. The author has done her research on emergency rescue; the crash scene and its evolving confusion are vividly detailed, and a great deal of information is conveyed. Human frailty and strengths are counterpoised. For every overdone character flaw (even the dogs don't like Darienne), there are rewarding bits and the importance of being loved and contributing to the welfare of others is reaffirmed. Sure to be popular.-- Cindy Darling Codell, Clark Middle School, Winchester, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453295373
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 1/22/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 163,576
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Caroline B. Cooney (b. 1947) is the author of nearly a hundred books, including the famed young adult thriller The Face on the Milk Carton, an international bestseller. Cooney’s books have been translated into several languages, and have received multiple honors and awards, including an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults award and a nomination for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. She is best known for her popular teen horror thrillers and romance novels. Her fast-paced, plot-driven work often explores themes of good and evil, love and hatred, right and wrong, and moral ambiguity. Born in Geneva, New York, Cooney grew up in Connecticut, and often sets her novels in dramatic New England landscapes. She has three children and four grandchildren and currently lives in South Carolina.      
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2012

    My Review

    This book is full of action and suspense throughout the whole book. The book tells how complete strangers come together as friends to help out when a tragic accident happen. In this book I like how the people come together to help the innocent people that are involved in the accident.

    In the beginning the book gets you hooked by going through the lives of the characters. Also, there are really intense moments such as after the crash when there are bodies laying around and the flames coming from the plane. Picturing this book in your mind is terrifying. It would be horrible to have this happen somewhere relatively close to you.

    The story had some suspenseful situations which made me want to read more. Many people like gory books so this would be a great book to read for people like that.

    This book was very interesting to me. I would recommend this to everyone to read. The book gives you situations which is great because you can compare yourself with one of the characters in the story.

    I think everyone who reads this book will love it because I did and I am very picky with what books I like.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

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  • Posted February 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended *****

    This book was greatly written. I am a fan of caroline b. cooney books. This is my all time favorite. I love the different point of views in this book it keeps you wanting to read and never putting the book down. I give this book a five star rating.

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  • Posted September 1, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    sister suggested it.

    I usually don't read these sort of books but my sister recommended it and went through the trouble to get it for me to read so I did. Well I can say it was okay the character changing is not overwelming and it done at an even pace. It is very easy to follow. Hiedi seems like a real person that you could know I have simply passed on the street and the plan crash is beleivable. The different reactions to the crash was nice to see and the book shows that some people never change while others changer for the better and become stronger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2008

    This Book....

    Flight #116 is down had me stuck to the pages like i had never been. i went through an emotional roller coaster with this book. I got no sleep. I Love This Book. I Advice Everyone To Read It.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2008

    I luved it!!

    This book was very emotional and a real page turner! I feel that Caroline B. Cooney really knows how to attract readers with her storylines. This was very creative, and at some times- a heart stopper with the suspence.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2006

    An Eye Opener

    well while reading this book it is like you never want to put it down. It is just one of those books where you read in about a day because you just become so hooked on it! I can say for sure that this is one of my favorite books for all time. This is a book that I am actually willing to read and it is one of those kind of books that I will read over and over again!!!!!!!!! There is just something about the way that she describes everything it makes you feel as if you were actually at the scene when it hapoened!!!!!!! It is something that you would love to see turned into a movie one day! This is just absolutely brillant!!! I love It

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2006

    TOUCHING

    I had never read a book in 4 1/2 days. Each chance that i got i picked it up and read, a GREAT page turner. I couldn't even put down the book when i was falling half asleep, then to awake and grab the book from my night stand and continue where i left off. This book made me cry REAL TEARS, to the point of where i was sobbing uncontrollably as i read. I was so taken by the book i read it several time before passing it on to another reader.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2005

    great book!!!!

    i read this book in my 8th grade english class. and boy, did i love it! it's an amazing book. it even made me wanna read it again. that's how good it was. i totally recommend this book. you guys would love it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2004

    Book Review of Flight #116 is Down

    Flight #116 is Down! In a Heroic story about a plane crash, saving lives, Heidi¿s battle for courage and Patrick¿s attempt at saving survivors, Caroline B. Cooney shows us that everyone is unique. From the beginning Heidi felt ununique and unable to make friends. Patrick felt he had nothing to do. They both hated not being in control, but the crash of flight #116 is going to change everything. Patrick wants to save everyone Patrick, a junior EMT, was waiting for his chance. He was tired of every call he got being for a cat in a tree. Nothing ever happened that was exiting but the crash will change his outlook. Will this call about the flight freeze him up? Or pump him up? As he hurries to save passengers from the ¿Dove House Crash¿ Will He and Heidi gather the courage to be able to save? There are many amazing lessons in this book. When survivors need help you save them. That is one of the lessons Caroline B. Cooney is telling us in this Suspenseful edge of the seat novel. Teddie a five year old loses her quarter and breaks her leg. Daniel a fourteen year old rebel gets squashed between two pieces of metal. Will these people survive? Will Patrick and Heidi get together? I found out in this amazingly great and suspenseful novel and you can too! Just read Flight #116 is Down. Another Amazing lesson I learned was that everyone is important and has a job to do. You¿ll enjoy every moment of it just like I did!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2004

    Cooney does it again!

    Cooney did it again! It was a great book!!! Very suspenseful and a real thriller. The begining was a little slow, but once you got into it Cooney takes you away. If you like suspence and trauma, read this book!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2004

    Trail Mix Book

    This book, Flight #116 is Down, is one of the best books I've read. This book has suspense, you don't know what's going to happen next. There's so many characters at the begging you don't know what's going to happen to them. There's also places in the book where you feel mad and angry about what's going on, but then there's something that makes you sad and feel like you're about to cry. There's also happiness and love in the book. Yes I said love. There's also times in the book that you want to cry because you are happy and just feel all warm inside. I encourage anyone of any reading level to read this wonderful book. If you want a good bumpy and unpaved road kind of book I recomend this book to you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2004

    Cool Book

    This book was cool at first I tought that I would not like it but after like the first three pages I just loved it and could not stop reading it. But not until I finished I stepped out of my seat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    Another must read thriller

    This anther must read from the best thriller author that i know of. This book gives you a generous dose of suspense as well as a touch of horror and humor. The book showed me that teenagers and adults are equal and should treat each other as so. The main characters are so easy to relate to because I see them as being real people, people that I would see at my school. The main characters showed a change in their personalities with more courage to help others along with the grown ups and not being afraid to show how they really feel or what they really want to say. I reccomend this book to anybody who loves athriller along with horror and humor. A must read book, plain and simple.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2003

    Fire, Gore, and Suspense

    Awesome story!!! It was a suspenseful book with lots of twists and turns that will shock you so much, that you won't be able to put the book down!!!!!! How could a story about a plane crash be so exciting and suspenseful?? Well let me tell you something it is!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2003

    Fire,Gore and Suspense

    Awesome story!!! It was a suspenseful book with lots of twists and turns that will shock you so much, that you won't be able to putthe book down!!!!!! How could a story about a plane crash be so exciting and suspenseful?? Well let me tell you it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2003

    GREAT!!!!!!

    This book was the best I have read in a longgg time!!!!!! I loved the way she told the stories of a few of the people on the plane. After reading this book I just had to read more of Caroline B. Cooney!!!!!!!:}

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2003

    good

    This book has alot of power, it makes you think about life. The character were very well writen. One thing i trueley like about this book is how it shows everyone thought and feeling toward the conflicts that happen in the book. It gives you a knowledge of every character and lets you relate to them better and makes you get in to the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2003

    flight # 116 is down

    Flight number 116 is Down is a great survival book especially if you are into survival and it will catch your attention and you will not put the book down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2002

    Flight #116 Is Down!

    Great Idea!!! The diary style writing really through me off by switching from charecter to charecter and jumping so quickly.... Great Idea but still it with 2 Starts It is an Ok idea with a hard to understand idea.....

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