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By Michael Northrop   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545210133 Paperback
240 Pages | 5.26" x 7.99" | Ages 12 & Up

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545210126 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.76" x 8.53" | Ages 15 & Up

A chilling YA thriller from critically acclaimed author Michael Northrop

The day the blizzard started, no one knew that it was going to keep snowing for a week. That for those in its path, it would become not just a matter of keeping warm, but of staying alive....

Scotty and his friends Pete and Jason are among the last seven kids at their high school waiting to get picked up that day, and they soon realize that no one is coming for them. Still, it doesn't seem so bad to spend the night at school, especially when distractingly hot Krista and Julie are sleeping just down the hall. But then the power goes out, then the heat. The pipes freeze, and the roof shudders. As the days add up, the snow piles higher, the empty halls grow colder and darker, and the mounting pressure forces a devastating decision....

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Trapped

"Compelling...Michael Northrop deftly describes teens who are tested by the endless snow." -USA Today

"A gripping disaster story...Northrop's solid storytelling should keep readers rapt." -Publishers Weekly

"An edge-of-your-seat experience.... Just as he did in Gentlemen, Northrop gets at the core of human nature through masterful pacing." -Kirkus Reviews

"Michael Northrop's tension in Trapped builds the way the snow does, accumulating in drifts, blocking windows, casting the story into darkness."

Praise for Gentlemen

"Northrop's first novel is creepy, yet it has what can pass for a happy-or at least satisfying-ending." -The New York Times Book Review

"A riveting thriller.... This is a rare sort of book that may work just as well for reluctant readers as it will avid ones." -Booklist