By Michael Northrup
Given the snow theme in the library for January, and the recent record-breaking blizzards in the northeast part of the U.S., this seems to be a timely novel. Set in New England, seven students and one teacher find themselves trapped in their rural high school in what turns out to be the worst blizzard in New England’s history. It would seem that all should be well with them since they are safe inside their school building. However, no one could anticipate that the forces of nature would be so severe that what initially seemed to be an inconvenience would turn into a struggle for survival. Although this “man v. nature” conflict seems ideal to read in winter, it is an interesting read no matter what the season.
I love working in the middle school library because each day I get to work with wonderful students. In addition, I have access to lots of interesting books. It is always fun to help students connect to books they like, and to talk about what they are reading.