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Trapped is a YA disaster thriller novel by Michael Northrop.

Scotty and his best friends Pete and Jason are used to snowy winters – but the snow coming down outside as they go through their high school day is worse than normal. A blizzard is coming, and school is closing early.

But the three decide to stay behind to wait for a ride from a parent, so they can work more on a project.

A decision they’ll never forget.

Scotty and his friends find that there are a total of seven people left in the school – and that no one is coming for them. They can’t. The snow isn’t stopping.

At first, being stuck in a big school with hot Krista and Julia doesn’t seem so bad, but as hours turn to days things start falling apart… it’s getting colder and there seems to be no end in sight.

Survival is slipping through their fingers…

Trapped was a fast, well-done read! Scotty’s narration from the get-go had an ominous, past-tense voice that allows you to know that Trapped is going to have serious consequences, but without letting you know what they’re going to be.

As the snow continued to build the doom and gloom feeling increased – it’s a psychological thriller, effectively scary, and made me feel cold as I read it. Honest. A little shivery!

It’s nerve-wracking with its believability and slowly building tension. I really liked how Northrop showed teens that have sense enough to keep level-headed in a crisis. So often, especially in movies, they become whiny, panicked, or just overall melodramatic. This felt more realistic.

Trapped was exactly what it was meant to be, I felt. Good, solid, disaster thriller read.


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