Book Review: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Genre: Apocalyptic fiction

Age Recommended: 13 and up

Monument 14 was a good book but there were many gory parts. The book was interesting and it appealed to me because some of the main characters were little kids. The book had a very suspenseful ending which is why the other two books in this series are on my wish list.

Monument 14



Alex and Dean are brothers but they are nothing alike. One day, Dean, the older brother, leaves for school but on the way there, a hailstorm topples their bus over. Many students die along with their bus driver while others are rescued by another bus, this one filled with younger students. Alex also happens to be on this bus.

The second bus driver runs their bus right into a grocery store in hope of saving the kids’ lives. When everyone gets out of the bus, the bus driver tells them that she is going to get help. She leaves them alone in the superstore but as soon as she leaves, the gates close. The kids are locked in and their families are locked out. The kids stay safe for a few days but then they realize that some type of poisonous gas is in the air.

Based on ones blood type, one may have different reactions. One could get blisters, experience paranoia, or have reproductive failure. One could also become a carnivorous beast.

The kids learn how to work together and they have enough supplies in the store to last them 24 months. But the world outside is getting more dangerous. Will they survive?

If you are intrigued by this book, you can buy it here: Monument 14


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