ICE QUEEN:Teenage Survivalist III
ICE QUEEN:Teenage Survivalist III
Taylor knows what it takes to survive. She’s been surviving on her own as long as she can remember while her parents alternated between drug-induced catatonia to rehab to jail. But does she have what it takes to survive the failure of the world's power grids, her parent's and older brother's painful withdrawal from drugs, and the emergence of the mental diseases the drugs have been masking for years? Unlike her friends from books I and II—happy-go-lucky Bracken and brooding avoider Ben—Taylor analyzes each aspect of her harsh new reality with candor and quirky observations.
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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Time Lost: Teenage Survivalist II by Julie L. Casey is a great novel for young adults. Ben finds his life taking a turn when he is 13; this is when his parents divorce. But his world literally comes to a standstill the next year when the sun decides to teach the world a lesson. The sun destroys the power grids and people find themselves living in utter chaos in a world filled with disease, dehydration, starvation and many other terrible things. But Ben sees a light coming his way when he meets Sara, who also has suffered loss in her own way. Ben and Sara flee to a large city park when they find a murderous gang threatening them.
The book is a revelation of sorts. It shows readers how dependent we are on electricity and the kind of problems that can happen in the world if a disaster like that occurs. There are many dimensions to the plot; Ben and his experiences, the hardships he faces, the loss of electricity and his meeting with Sara make the story a compelling read. It is fast paced and takes readers on a great journey. All the characters have been portrayed well and the twists and turns have been woven well into the main plot. I found the theme extremely exciting. The thought of the sun turning its back on the world is quite a compelling thought. And the other angles lent by Sara and the murderous gang draw readers into the story.
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How Has Technology Changed Our Lives
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Subjects: English Language Arts, Literature,Informational Text
Grade Levels: 8th
Resource Types: Examinations - Quizzes, Lesson Plans (Bundled), Novel Study
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Pre-Teen/TeenTime Lost: Teenage Survivalist II (Volume 2)
By: Julie L. Casey
Publisher: Amazing Things Press
Publication Date: March 2014
Reviewed By: Kristi Benedict
Review Date: May 2014
Living in a world without electricity was something Ben had never once thought about especially since his parent’s divorce occupied his mind at the time. However, when PF (Power Failure) Day comes, the power grids are completely wiped out by an electromagnetic surge from the sun forcing everyone to realize just what it is like to live without electricity. Chaos erupts everywhere as Ben and his father try desperately to find ways to survive, but the limited supply of water and food in the city is diminishing quickly, causing people to take desperate measures. As winter approaches, Ben’s father unfortunately becomes ill with the flu and Ben decides he has to go out and find food alone. Unfortunately, while he is gone, a fire erupts in their apartment building taking his father away in a sea of ashes.
The Night the Sky Was Ablaze
In the middle of the night on September 2, 1859, gold miners living in tents in Colorado were wakened by bright lights in the sky. They rose and began making breakfast, thinking it was morning. Even birds and other animals believed that the morning had come. A New Orleans paper reported that three unfortunate larks, which normally don’t emerge from their nests until morning, were shot in the middle of the night. In London, England, the lights were even bright enough to cast a shadow on the ground. People who were up late that night in the northeastern states of the USA could read books and newspapers with just the lights in the sky. They watched the eerie colorful lights dance in the northern sky with wonder and awe. 1
In the eastern and southern United States, the sky was blood red. Many citizens believed that the sky or neighboring towns were on fire. In some areas, fire trucks were even sent to help put out the huge inferno. Some people were filled with fear and dread. They thought the lights were an omen of bad things to come, like an epidemic, a revolution, or even the end of the world. Others were familiar with the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis as scientists call them, but wondered why they were appearing so far south. Normally, they appeared only over the far northern latitudes. However, on this night and for several nights thereafter, the lights could be seen as far south as Hawaii and the Bahamas. 1
Time Lost: Teenage Survivalist II now available on Amazon!
Ben's 13th year was when his family fell apart, but his 14th year is when his whole world, or more precisely, the whole world, collapses. He had thought 13 was his unlucky number, the year that Time turned its back on him, but he was wrong; that year, it was he who had turned his back on Time. The following year, the fury of the sun turns back Time for everyone in the world.
On PF (Power Failure) Day, a huge electromagnetic surge from the sun destroys the power grids and civilization as we know it. Living in the middle of downtown Kansas City makes survival nearly impossible. Starvation, dehydration, disease, freezing temperatures, and out-of-control fires imperil the desperate population. After facing unimaginable losses, Ben finds hope for the future when he meets Sara, who has endured her own share of agonizing loss. But when a murderous gang threatens to take away everything Ben has left, they flee to a wilderness area of a large city park where they learn to live off the land for survival.
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Nice review from Salvation and Survival
The Perfect Book For Your Teenager
World events are hard enough to comprehend and face for adults. In fact, I would venture that many will find themselves uninformed and ill-prepared should any number of likely scenarios come to fruition. So, if mature Americans are scared of facing their fears, think of what it is like for our younger generations; especially those in their teenage years who are on the cusp of reaching for their future goals. How do we brace them for the possibility of disruption to their daily lives, and instruct them on getting through the coming chaos, without scaring the living daylights out of them? The profusion of "Survival" books on the market have not been suitable for our younger populace ... until now.
BY RICK MONTGOMERY
The Kansas City Star
When the sun got ornery in 1859, American telegraph operators saw sparks fly.
A huge solar flare belched a cloud of charged particles into Earth’s path. But other than frying telegraph lines, the electromagnetic collision caused little stir in the world.
Nobody back then had yet switched on a decent light bulb, much less charged an iPhone.
Yet the sun hasn’t changed its ways, and that worries University of Kansas physicist Adrian Melott, among others. If the remnants of a similar solar flare struck the planet today?