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Christian College Geelong Senior Library: Lovers of literature

This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell

A father who misses his son. 

A soldier home from war.

A man with nothing to lose.

When Brian Stutts walks into a first-grade classroom with a gun, Emery and Jake’s world is blown apart. They’re just teenagers helping to tutor some kids, but now they’re at the centre of a deadly hostage crisis.

While Jake tries to get a secret message to the outside world, Emery reaches out to the desperate, unstable man. But Brian Stutts is holding the gun, and one way or another he’s not leaving without his son.

This situation is a real tragedy that we sadly see happen in our world much too often. School shootings, school bombings; any school disaster is a parent’s worst fear.

“Fast-paced, suspenseful thriller…The hours-long standoff comes to a dramatic and violent climax… A vividly depicted and gripping tragedy.” 
–Kirkus Review

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May 6, 2013 - Posted by | Suspense |

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