April 18, 2014

Lockdown: Book Launch (Vancouver)


Maggie Bolitho 
at the launch of 

her young adult disaster/survival book

by Maggie Bolitho
Great Plains Teen Fiction
192 pp.
Ages 12+
Release June, 2014

 This Book Launch 

will take place on
May 2, 2014

7:30 p.m.

Lynn Valley Library
Vancouver, British Columbia


The following blurb comes from Great Plains Spring 2014 catalogue at http://www.greatplains.mb.ca/wp-content/uploads/GP-Spring%202014_web.pdf
When a great earthquake rocks the Pacific Northwest, fifteen-year-old Rowan Morgan is hiking in a suburban forest. Tremors rip the coast from Oregon to Alaska and turn Rowan’s world upside down.  After her father is wounded and taken to the hospital, he orders Rowan and her brother to stay inside his earthquake-proof, survivalist home. While the electrified fences offer some protection, it isn’t long before mobs gather, desperate for some of the food and water rumoured to be held inside.
Rowan knows that if the hungry neighbours had any true idea of the riches in father’s cellar and water tanks, they wouldn’t be so easily sent away. Early one morning, Rowan leaves the compound and sets off in search of her father. She is turned away from the hospital and so goes to check on nearby friends where she finds a local gang has moved in. She escapes from them only to run into a stranger she met in the forest the day before.  Why is he following her and what does he want?

That certainly gets my interest up.  I suspect it will do the same for many a reluctant reader as well.  Earthquake, survivalists, mobs, suspense, maybe a romance? Seems to have it all. Enjoy the book launch!

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