Flight #116 is Down! (Point) (Mass Market Paperbound)

By Caroline B. Cooney

Scholastic, 9780590444798, 201pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1997



Saturday, 5:10 P.M. Sixteen-year-old Heidi Landseth is alone in her isolated home near New York City.

5:15 P.M. Across town, seventeen-year-old Patrick Farquhar, a volunteer rescue worker, longs to prove himself a real emergency.

5:41 P.M. A deafening roar fills the air and the sky glows red. Flight #116, a jumbo jet en route to New York, has crashed in the woods behind Heidi's house.

Mustering strength and courage she never knew she had, Heidi -- alone at first, and then with Patrick and hundreds of others -- works to help the suffering and dying victims. It is a night that will change her life.

About the Author

CAROLINE B. COONEY has written more than 75 novels for young adults. Her books have sold more than fifteen million copies and have been printed in many languages. She lived in Connecticut for many years, but has recently moved to South Carolina. Please visit her online at www.carolinebcooneybooks.com.