Trapped by Michael Northrop is about seven high schoolers trapped in there high school because of a snow storm. Pretty self explanatory. This book reminded me of “The Day After Tomorrow,” you know that movie with Jake Gyllenhaal and Dennis Quaid. These kids are stuck in a place where they’re forced to be in 8 hours a day for 5 days and now they’re counting on it to stay alive. 5 boys and 2 girls to be exact. You would think they would start to think about surviving the night, you by getting supplies that were around the school like blankets to keep warm. Nope! Instead they couldn’t stop thinking about the two ONLY females left in the school! Hormones are a bitch, I’ll give them that.
The story is narrated by Scotty, a fifteen year old basketball player with little no population statues.
What I did like was that Scotty reacted as a normal teenage boy would. Instead of worrying about survival, he worried about getting kicked off the team because he had to bust open the cafeteria door to get food.
Scotty has two of his best friends there in the same situation, Pete and Jason, so all things considered at least he had someone familiar to talk to. For a bunch of freshmans and sophomores they were pretty smart, getting the blankets from the nurser’s office, building a fire with some supplies from their wood shop class.
I liked that even though Scotty has had a crush on Krista, one of the girls in the group, ever since he could remember the story didn’t make a 360 and suddenly go from a survival book to a love story. I liked that! Don’t get me wrong, I love me some romance in…pretty much everything, but when I’m reading a certain type of book and you get use to the vibe that it changes to something irrelevant to the theme, it takes of away from the story in a big way.
Michael Northrop did a great job in setting the mood and keeping it throughout the book. You rooted for Scotty and the rest to survive as well as wanting to turn the page to see what happens next. An easy read and enjoyable!