The Storm10-12 years
I'll tell you a weird thing about apocalypses – a thing I didn't even know until I was in one: they seem pretty bad, don't they? Well, take it from me: they can always get worse.
Three months after the killer rain first fell, Ruby is beginning to realize her father might be dead . . . and that she cannot survive alone. When a chance encounter lands her back in the army camp, Ruby thinks she is safe - at a price. Being forced to live with Darius Spratt is bad enough, but if Ruby wants to stay she must keep her eyes - and her mouth – shut.
It's not going to happen. When she realizes what is going on - the army is trying to find a cure by experimenting on human subjects - Ruby flips out . . . and makes an even more shocking discovery: she's not useless at all.
The Storm begins . . .
Amidst the chaos and nail-biting tension, there are heart-searching moments of reflection which add true pathos to the gripping plotline and make The Storm an addictive and seductive read for teenagers hungry for a different kind of story.
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