After spending the summer of 1970 with her parents, Anna's flying back to England for fall term at boarding school. There's been some talk of hijacking planes, but Anna never imagines it would happen to her.My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this book. I liked the moments on the plane with Anna. I loved Tim and David. Tim added some much needed comic relief. Although we know how the story's outcome, it's still a wild ride. I liked learning more about the terrorists themselves and their reasoning for committing such an act. I really liked the emotions of the story and how they changed over the days. I enjoyed the author's note that detailed how the fictional account was different from her real life experience.
But it does.
The terrorists land the plan in a dessert in Jordan. It's really hot during the days and cold at nights. They run out of food and clean water. The bathroom situation is a nightmare.
There are kids on the plane.
The terrorists threaten to blow up the plane if their person is not released form a British prison. Fifteen is too young to die. Anna hasn't begun to live. But as each hour passes, she's knows it could be her last.
Cover Thoughts: Great
Source: ARC sent for review
Release Date: September 13, 2016
Library Recommendation: Recommended for YA collections