One of the Survivors
By Susan Shaw
Margaret K. McElderry Books, Hardcover, 9781416961291, 199pp.
Publication Date: September 8, 2009
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24 DEAD, 2 SURVIVORS
HOW CAN YOU FIX THAT?
TELL ME HOW!
Anger. Sadness. Rage. Grief. Guilt.
Joey Campbell experiences them all, even though he knows what he should really feel is lucky. Lucky to have survived the fire that burned Village Park High School to the ground. Lucky that his best friend, Maureen, also survived, when no one else in his freshman history class managed to make it out alive.
Writing in a journal provides some solace, but Joey knows that redemption lies with the living. If only the living students and parents didn't blame him for the fire...
Startling, relevant, and honest, Joey's story is simply unforgettable.
"One of the Survivors is heart-wrenchingly honest, compelling, and ultimately, satisfyingly triumphant." -- Sally M. Keehn, author of The First Horse I See and I Am Regina
"Susan Shaw peels the layers away until nothing is left but the seed -- and it is both terrible and wonderful." -- Jerry Spinelli, author of the Newbery Medal-winning Maniac Magee