Kate Messner has delivered yet another enjoyable and relevant middle grade read. The main character, Nora, is looking forward to the upcoming summer. But when two inmates break out of a local prison, everything changes as the community is essentially on lock down. This stressful situation brings to the surface some surprising viewpoints and unexpected changes in both friendships and family dynamics.


As a teacher, I appreciated the use of various text genres throughout the book; the story is told through a series of letters, text messages, articles, and comics.

January 5, 2020

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