Thirteen by Shannon Peel

Upper Middle Grade Novel

Reminds me of Red Dawn

November 8, 2013

Wow, this book was over before I realized it ... and I need more. I am anxiously awaiting the next book in the series.
If I had to describe this book I would say that it reminds me of Red Dawn, but with thirteen-year-old kids trying to keep their families together or reunite their families, and make plans for basic survival.
I really liked the main character Jack and his average thirteen-year-old perspective. Like how his mom annoys him with all her 'babying' but he loves her and he'd do anything to protect her.
I'm a complete sucker for a love being in a story too, even if it's gradual and not yelling in your face. I want to find out more about his mom and Nick. Plus, Jack's crush. Ah, young love :)

Pam Dingee

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