3rd Grade and Up
In a tiny town in the Cascade Mountains, Janie Pryor and the other passengers are trapped on the Seattle Express train waiting for the horrific blizzard to end.
One day passes, then two, three . . . six days.
Secretly, Janie doesnt mind being stuck on the mountain. Shes safe from the brutal gangster chasing after her. And so far, nobody on the train knows about the stolen jewels Janie has with her.
But then the mountain breaks apart, and Janie is caught in a ferocious wave of snow and giant rocks. Can she make it out alive?
After twenty-one I Survived books and four I Survived: True Stories books, I thought I had heard of every kind of disaster. Until I learned what Book 22 was going to be about. AVALANCHES! How did I forget about avalanches?!
I felt bad for poor Janie getting dragged into the criminal life. She sees herself as a horrible person for being involved even though she has no choice in the matter.
I love the train setting. I listened to the audiobook and got a kick out of hearing the train whistle blow. It reminded me of one of those wooden toy train whistles.
I dont know what Lauren Tarshis will be writing about next. I Googled types of natural disasters and types of man-made disasters to see if there were any other disasters Lauren Tarshis hasnt written about yet. I found landslides, sinkholes, and oil spills. An oil spill was featured in Courageous Creatures: I Survived True Stories. Im hoping for either a sinkhole or World War I survival story.