The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week.
Scott and his friends are among the last seven kids at their school waiting to get picked up that day and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night there, especially when Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall.
Then the power goes out. Then the heat. The pipes freeze. The roof shudders. As the days add up the snow piles higher, the empty halls grow colder and darker and the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision . . .
I was so excited to read this book, mainly because it was snowing outside but also because I love this sort of thing.
I did really enjoy it but it does have its downside in my opinion. So we have seven teenagers stuck inside their school whilst snow is piling up around them. A terrifying thought. I would just hope as a teenager I would of made some better choices than those in Trapped.
Okay I really enjoyed the book. I love survival stories especially when it seems like there is no hope. You can't help but imagine how you would react in the same situation. Though in this case I was thinking these kids were a little bit stupid with their decisions. However ... I do like to think they acted as they did because they always hoped someone would be coming for them.
Trapped is a story of survival. These kids are thrown into an awful, scary situation with their hope diminishing each day. Each character really does have its place in the plot. We have the main character Scott and the hot girl he fancies Krista. We have their best fiends and a few wrong-uns to throw into the mix just to make things interesting.
I've seen mixed opinions on the ending of this book. To me the build up does seem a little rushed but being a YA book I think Northrop may not have wanted to concentrate on any grizzly details. I did like the ending, it was quite abrupt but it keeps you guessing and each reader can have their own idea of what happened.
Give this book a chance. It has its lows but it does have some amazing high points too that make it a real page-turner .