Rose McKenna stood against the wall in the noisy cafeteria, having volunteered as lunch mom, which is like a security guard with eyeliner.We know something's going to happen in the cafeteria -- and it does! Wow, does it ever! Here's a snippet from page 5:
Suddenly, something exploded in the kitchen. A searing white light flashed in the kitchen doorway. Rose turned toward the ear-splitting boom! The kitchen wall flew apart, spraying shards of tile, wood, and wallboard everywhere.I've already finished the book and want to share another couple of quotes:
A shockwave knocked Rose off her feet. A fireball billowed into the cafeteria.
And everything went black and silent.
From page 328: Her heart started to hammer from exertion and fear. She was a mom, not an action hero. Then she realized something: Every mom is an action hero.A book club could have a great discussion of this excellent book, which has surprising twists throughout. I've given it a rating of 9 out of 10.
From page 232: They'd had some of their best talks in cars, and she knew other moms felt the same way. All across the country, kids were captive when that door locked, and cars became family therapy on wheels.
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