When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!
It had seemed like the perfect California day. But as Joey Flores walked home from the skate park with his friends, the ground began to tremble, and Joey knew they were headed for trouble....
The earthquake that followed devastated their neighborhood, collapsing a nearby overpass with Joey and Fiona on one side and Kevin and Dylan on the other. Now Joey and his friends must rescue each other, endure the aftershocks, and find a new way home as the earth cracks beneath their feet.
About the Author
Marlane Kennedy is the author of ME AND THE PUMPKIN QUEEN and THE DOG DAYS OF CHARLOTTE HAYES. She has lived through one tiny earthquake, the blizzard of 1978, and a tornado that swept through Wooster, Ohio, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Though she is having a blast writing about disasters, she is hoping not to add any more to this list! You can find her online at www.marlanekennedy.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Not Such a Simple Trip Home Joey is thrilled to be allowed to stay late at the skate park even if it does mean having to come home with Dylan. He is trying to learn some new tricks on his new skateboard, and he’s enjoying practicing them with his friends Fiona and Kevin. However, as the four of them are on their way home, an earthquake hits Los Angeles, separating the group. Is everyone okay? What will they find when they get home? Given the target early elementary age group, this is a simple story, but it is quite entertaining. I’m well beyond the target age range, but I got caught up in the action and cared what happened to the characters. There is certainly enough there to keep young readers turning pages. There are also simple pen illustrations once or twice a chapter, which young readers will appreciate. I got through the book faster than kids will, but they will still enjoy reading it and be ready to move on to the next natural disaster in the series before you know it.