When I moved a couple of years ago, I was’t very organized. I have boxes of books I haven’t been able to part with yet. But now I’m trying to get rid of things I don’t need and grow out of my pack rat ways. So, I’m going to reread some of the books that were boxed and decide if I should keep them or not!
These three books are all actually my sister’s. She might have given them to me at some point, but I plan on asking her if she wants them back. I still wanted to reread them before I do though.
note: I’m having some spacing and formatting issues with this post, so I apologize if anything is off!
Flight #116 is Down
208 pages | July 1st 1997 } Scholastic Paperbacks | Goodreads summary: An award-winning dramatic thriller finds a young girl confronting her fears and making heroic efforts at the terrifying scene of a crashed 747.
What I remembered before I reread: set in the Northeast, where I first learned about triage, small town and small volunteer emergency response, teen volunteers, rich teen home alone that helps with the crash, unaccompanied kids on the plane
Heidi and Patrick are teens in a small New York town. Heidi lives in a
mansion and a plain crashes in her rose garden. Patrick is a trained EMT
because Nearing River adults usually work out of town. The story is told in
so many POVs, it’s a little overwhelming. The reader hears from several plane
passengers, several rescuers, and family members at the airport. This is
obviously to show you the effects it has on a wide range of people, but it’s
messy. If there were less points of view, you could get to know the
characters better. Some characters are only around for a single time and you
never hear what happens to them.
I did enjoy the book, although I’m sure some of it was nostalgia. I cared
about whether characters lived or died and I enjoyed Heidi and Patrick. Heidi
wasn’t very confident but she was helpful and strong in the midst of
disaster. She helped saved lives and the experience changed her life. The
bonding between Heidi and Patrick was entertaining, and the possibility of
more was fun.
I did enjoy rereading this, but even if I wasn’t planning on returning it to
my sister I don’t think I’d want to read it again. So, not a keeper.
only once. This story is about a flash fire (duh) in a wealthy LA community. They expected Pinch Canyon to be completely safe. They were unconcerned, even when they knew the fires were getting closer.
Emergency Room is the story of a few hours in a city Emergency Room. It
mainly follows college volunteers Diana and Seth. They’re both freshmen but
plan on being doctors and want to learn everything they can. They’re aching
for exitement. This book also has numerous POVs, including patients and
people in the waiting room. Some of which are just there to enjoy the air
conditioning on a hot day.
The book covers gunshot wounds, a brutal motorcycle wreck, and other, less
serious inflictions. There are gang members in the waiting room that cause a
big scene. There’s a drug addict mother (who tries to eat a saltine cracker
wrapper) and her barely alive baby. Diana and Seth learn a bit and
expereience intense ER situations. They also learn about each other and
despite antagonizing each other end up in a romantic direction.
This book was quick and it passed time, but I wouldn’t keep it either.