At this moment, I am at the departure location getting these students checked-in for our trip to Hume Lake! Once they are all checked in, there will be some photo ops and then we board the bus for our ride up the mountain. I am looking forward to a very special time with this group. Please pray for our safety and health! Good thoughts work too.
As we pull into camp, we lose reception so I will be completely off the grid next week. I welcome this. Truly. My brain has been running non-stop for far too long. I need this as much as the students do.
When I return on Saturday, I’m sure I will have stories to tell but it might take a little time for me to share as I am exhausted after camp. Plus, I haven’t shared my summer reading list yet. I’ll do that when I return.
See you soon!
By Taylor Adams
William Morrow, 9780062875655, January 2019, 352pp.
The Short of It:
A fast-paced, tightly-woven tale of survival.
The Rest of It:
On her way to see her dying mother, Darby finds herself stranded in a blizzard, unable to continue. Without snow tires and one broken windshield wiper and no hope of the snow letting up, she stops at a rest stop to ride it out. Inside the rest stop are four strangers. Outside in the parking lot is a van with a young girl caged inside. What should Darby do? What would you do?
This was a terrific read. From the very beginning you find yourself running along with Darby. It’s relentless! It’s twisty in all the right places and some of it, quite honestly, was pretty clever. There are some surprises but the real winner is Darby. Such a likable, tenacious character. You will be rooting for her at every turn.
Adams did a really good job handling all the loose ends too. I was pretty impressed. Plus, it’s just one of those books that make you love reading all over gain. The act of pushing all your commitments aside just so you can enjoy another page or two. You know that feeling?
If you haven’t read No Exit yet, and you like to be held captive by your reading (who doesn’t?), then find a copy and jump in. I read it in a mere three hours on a work day!
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