Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series,this harrowing middle grade debut novel-in-verse from a Pushcart PrizeΓÇônominated poet tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friendsshe ends up waking up to a nightmare. SheΓÇÖs aloneΓÇöleft behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned. With no one to rely onno powerand no working phone lines or internet accessMaddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough startMaddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten. As months passshe escapes natural disasterslootersand wild animals. But MaddieΓÇÖs most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can MaddieΓÇÖs stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?
Megan E. Freeman
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