Thursday, July 14, 2022

Review: This is Not a Drill


Ava is having a terrible day - her parents are getting divorced, she's fighting with her friends, and he's spending lunch in the bathroom.

Which is a problem because the school goes into lockdown and it's not a drill.

Ava's on the outside but she needs to find a classroom pronto. But all the classrooms are locked and there is no one in the hall. To make matters worse, she forgot to charge her phone at night. With low battery, Ava attempts to make her way to safety. 

But there is someone in the school that wants to harm them...
My Thoughts: Told entirely in text messages, this book gave me all the feels. I felt for Ava for her troubles, especially her fights with her friends. I worried for all of them during lock down. I laughed at the fruit cocktail moments. I cheered Ava finding her way. I held my breath at tense moments. And I hoped everything would turn out. This was a powerful read that I couldn't put down. 

Cover Thoughts: Powerful
Source: My Library
Library Recommendation: Highly Recommended for your school and public libraries. 

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