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Savage Drift

Emmy Laybourne

3 Reviews

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For National Curriculum Key Stage 3, For National Curriculum Key Stage 4 & GCSE, Interest age: from c 12 years, Fiction, Children's Fiction, Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage), Thrillers (Children's / Teenage)

Fourteen kids have survived the end of the world and are ready for a new beginning ... But it's not over yet. The stunning finale to the Monument 14 trilogy...

Dean, Alex, and the other survivors of the Monument 14 have escaped the disaster zone and made it to the safety of a Canadian refugee camp. Some of the kids have even been reunited with their families and are making tentative plans for the future. Then, Niko learns that his lost love, Josie, has survived ...

For Josie, separated from the group and presumed dead, life has gone from bad to worse. Trapped in a terrible prison camp with other exposed O blood types and traumatized by her experiences,she has given up all hope of rescue.

Meanwhile, scared by the government's unusual interest in her pregnancy, Astrid - along with her two protectors, Dean and Jake - flees the camp to join Niko on his desperate quest to be reunited with Josie.

In a stunningly fierce conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy, author Emmy Laybourne ups the stakes even more for a group of kids who have already survived the unthinkable. Can they do so one last time?

'Monument 14 is raw, honest, gritty, and full of emotionally taut storytelling. I had to hug so many
kittens after reading it that the pet store asked me not to come back." Lish McBride, author of Hold Me Closer, Necromancer

'Riveting' New York Times

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Praise for Savage Drift

  • Laybourne's strong characterizations of the resourceful, optimistic children who make up this improvised family intensify the horror of the situation and make the series of catastrophes frighteningly real. - New York Times

  • The fast-paced novel, contains fascinating characters, each one has their own way of trying to make sure their own world, inside the superstore, doesn't self-destruct. - Huffington Post

  • a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller. - Publishers Weekly

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Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is an American novelist and a former character actress. She appeared as an actress in the movies Superstar and The In-Laws, the NBC series DAG and Comedy Central's Premium Blend among others. Her debut novel Monument 14 was a NY Times Editor's Choice and received a starred review in Publisher's Weekly. Emmy lives in upstate NY, with her husband, their two children and a feisty, slightly judgmental bearded dragon named Goldie. Visit her online at www.emmylaybourne.com.

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