Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Earthquake Shock by Marlane Kennedy



When disaster strikes, the only thing you can count on is yourself!

It had seemed like the perfect California day. But as Joey Flores walked home from the skate park with his friends, the ground began to tremble, and Joey knew they were headed for trouble....

The earthquake that followed devastated their neighborhood, collapsing a nearby overpass with Joey and Fiona on one side and Kevin and Dylan on the other. Now Joey and his friends must rescue each other, endure the aftershocks, and find a new way home as the earth cracks beneath their feet.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR (see website)


This first book in a new series about surviving natural disasters features four kids making their way home from the local skating park.  The four kids get separated when the earthquake causes the overpass they are near to collapse.  Joey and Fiona try to find Kevin and Dylan before seeking out what is left of their homes.

I found the story simple enough for child readers but detailed enough to feel believable.  Readers who enjoy survival stories involving natural disasters are bound to enjoy this series.  It's an easy series to read and well done for the chosen audience.

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