Waiting on Wednesday: This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell

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Title: This is not a Drill
Author: Beck McDowell
Pages: 212 pages
Pub Date: October 2,2012
Synopsis provided by Godreads
When high school seniors—and former couple—Emery and Jake find themselves held hostage in a first grade classroom, they must do all they can to protect the kids. Brian Stutts, a U.S. soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving in Iraq, pulls out his gun to convince the teacher to hand over the son he’s not allowed to check out because of a custody battle. The situation turns deadly when a security guard appears at the door and Stutts impulsively opens fire. When the teacher is carried from the room, the children's fate is in the hands of Emery and Jake. While Jake searches for a way to communicate with the policemen surrounding the building, Emery, fighting her shyness, fear, and POTS symptoms, tries to reach out to the soldier. She gains a new understanding of what he faced in Iraq, and discovers remarkable strength in his small son.

 I really want to read this one! I saw it on  Giselle's Xpresso Reads a while ago and since then I've really wanted to get my hands on a copy. Doesn't it sound AMAZING?


  1. Looks really good. Thanks for sharing :)

    Jennifer @ Dream Reads

  2. Well this looks adorable. I love the title. It reminds me of my school days. *sigh* great pick!
    Giselle from booknerd.ca
    Waiting on Wednesday

  3. A great WoW pick Crystal! this book sounds really intriguing.

    Sharon @ http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-25th-july.html

  4. I was SO confused for a moment -- I had seen a lot of reviews for 'This is Not a Test', and the two titles are really similar (http://www.amazon.com/This-Not-Test-Courtney-Summers/dp/0312656742). Even though there aren't any zombies, this book sounds pretty cool -- like an actiony, psychological thriller. Great post!

  5. Nice! Haven't heard of this one but it sounds thrilling!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  6. This sounds amazing! I haven't heard of this before your post :) I added it to my TBR list.

    My WOW: http://www.thebookbelles.blogspot.com/2012/07/waiting-on-wednesday-if-i-lie-by_24.html

  7. This is new to me and sounds really good. I love a good physiological thriller and this sounds intense. My WoW

  8. This sounds very interesting! Adding to my TBR list! Great pick and thanks for sharing! :D

    Here's My WoW post! 

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  9. This looks really good! Totally going on my to-read list!

    I tagged you in the Would You Rather...? meme.
    Have a great day!


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