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Land A Stranded Novel
     

Land A Stranded Novel

4.5 46
by Theresa Shaver
 

Five go by Land - Five go by Sea
A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500

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Five go by Land - Five go by Sea
A group of teens on a class trip to Disneyland are left stranded. An EMP over North America has destroyed everything electronic. No cars, no planes, no phones, no electricity. Refusing to wait for someone else to help them, ten courageous young people take charge of their future and choose to begin the long journey home. 1500 miles of adventure and lawless country await. Will their determination be enough?

Alex, Quinn, Josh, Cooper and Dara - setting out on foot with nothing more than some soon to be worthless cash and a little advice from a trusted teacher, they walk through a burning city that has come to a halt. The devastation they see as they make their way out of the city is a small part of the horror that the nation will become. As the days go by with no food deliveries and no water flowing from taps, civilization will start to crumble and it will be survival of the fittest. With five States and half a Province to cross they will need to plan well, count on each other and pray for a little luck. Even with that, chances are slim of getting home when you are Stranded.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940044752375
Publisher:
Theresa Shaver
Publication date:
07/30/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
18,384
File size:
272 KB
Age Range:
13 Years

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Land, a Stranded Novel: A Stranded Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW. Finally a realistic disaster novel for YA. This is the first in a series of four books about teens from Canada stranded in Los Angelos after an EMP takes out all power. They are determined to get home and are so resourceful in the life and death situations that at times I thought I should take notes. These characters actually have character and I found myself enjoying each personality without choosing a favorite. The adventure is non stop, the dialog perfect, and the book is well written. If I could give it 10 stars I would. This one goes into my collection of "keepers". Try it...I garantee you won't be disappointed. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to see what the other group encountered. I hope the author writes quickly. If you wonder what would happen in the event of a massive power loss then this book is your answer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am going to read the whole series...4 books. This was a nice book. A young adult novel but I am 75 and enjoyed it very much. I will say anyone from 12 on up will enjoy this series. Easy reading and holds your interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. With the suspense and mystery of what is going to happen next is just shocking.
SanBee More than 1 year ago
Fantastic and captivating series of books! I loved each book as it developed the characters and the plots. Be sure to read City Escape last - even though #3 looks like 'the end'. As a fellow 'prepper', this book should be a must read for everyone! Get off our cellphones and computers and learn some survival skills.  Well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a well written book. I will be recomending it to others. I bought it in paperback for ten dollars and couldn't believe it was only 3.99 on my nook. I have also read the second book "Sea" and thought it was excellent. My only complaint is that the end of the books really leave you wanting to know what else happens to the characters and I have no idea how long it will be until the final two books come out. One piece of advice for the author is not to rush them - the first two were so good! I hope this author will continue to write books in this genre, I really enjoyed the topic and her writting style.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very interesting and seems like we could really live through it as those kids
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will keep you hooked from the beginning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written - fascinating characters and we'll developed plot- a must read
Paige_Turner_BR More than 1 year ago
This book was the epitome of ridiculous. A bunch of teens go to Disneyland from Canada and a nuclear bomb is dropped which causes an EMP. That’s not the ridiculous part. The ridiculous part is that in three seconds everyone starts freaking out. The teachers left start calling students expletives, the teachers are telling each other to shut up, all the adults somehow have thousands of dollars on their person, and the teachers calmly let a bunch of kids go off on their own because they’re “leaders.” Everyone is convinced that a group of sixteen year olds can make it from Disneyland to Canada on their own. What? Why? The whole scenario was absolutely ludicrous and it was painful to read. It takes one day before everyone just starts looting and gangs start to rise and all manner of order is one-hundred percent gone. Also, “five go by land, five go by sea.” If two groups are mentioned, why doesn’t the book ever follow the group that goes by sea? I would have liked to know what happened to them. (Further research shows that we find out in the next book.) The characters. Each one of the characters were bland and annoying stereotypes. And almost all of them had alcoholic parents. Why? There was the goth girl (Dara), “Mr. Responsibility” (Quinn) (yes, that was his nickname), the bad boy (Cooper), and the class clown/jokester (Josh). They even managed to create a love triangle. You know how in a lot of teenaged movies, adults play the teenagers? That’s what it was like. Only the adults are in clothes that are too small and they have stereotypical voices and sometimes forget that they’re teens and use their natural adult tone. The character development didn’t exist. Well, that’s not true. Ah, actually wait, yes it is. The teens went from regular sixteen year olds to bad-to-the-bone killing machines that didn’t mind seeing dead people or killing. Their train of thought was: “YIKES! Someone’s dead. Oh well. We’re going to see tons of dead people, might as well get used to it eh?” or “WOW! I just killed someone. BUT THAT’S OKAY. WE HAVE TO SURVIVE.” Not a single teen’s hand shook whenever they killed their first person. Instead it was almost like “I’m a man/woman now.” and they were ready to shake hands and throw a party. Is this what we expect from our teens? Their journey was completely unrealistic. They’re given a huge sum of money, I’m talking at least three thousand dollars. Then they manage to get a bunch of supplies and buy themselves bikes. While they’re buying bikes, the owner of the store is like “Okay kids, lock up when you’re done. I’m going home. I trust you.” What? Haha okay. The amount of just-in-the-nick-of-time coincidences they were given was crazy. Eventually they get working trucks. Not to mention, the bad guys they encounter were like this: “HELLO. THERE ARE WOMEN HERE? WOW. IT’S TIME FOR RAPE. MY NAME IS…UH…SKULL. YEAH. I’M THE LEADER. TAKE ‘EM HOME, SNAKE AND RAT.” (First of all, the names, seriously? Nothing strikes fear in the hearts of men than to encounter a man named Rat, am I right?) Oh no! Will they escape? No matter what the issue was, it was always conveniently and unrealistically fixed without trouble. I couldn't enjoy it. All in all, I found Land to be unenjoyable, unrealistic, and in desperate need of substance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like this book read the maximum ride serires! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good but where is the next book in the series?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Buy this!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing i cant wait for book 2 to come out SPOILER START i really want to see what happens when they attack the camp and what boy she will pick i really want alex to pick cooper quinn is a good guy but i just want it to be cooper SPOILER ENDS HERE i highly recomend this book to anyone and i would rate 10000000000 stars if i could :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was well written and interesting . I recommend it to others.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this novel. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
hooked-on-nookOR More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book - it was very engrossing! I am, however, most upset that the next editions of the saga ARE NOT available in e-book form. That is my form of preference and will the miss the rest of the series because I DO NOT want to purchase it in paperback.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the concept for this story and that's the only reason i kept reading it after the first 2 pages. The dialogue is unbelievable. They're all teenagers and they have nothing but positive things to say to each other? No way. The formatting to ebook is clumsy and there are errors in quotations so u have to guess who's talking some of the time. I wish that the author would have taken a little more time and made it really good because the concept is so fresh. Idk if i will read the other books in the series.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love love your books theresa. Cant wait for more of your cant put down books
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