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
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?