A congressman's daughter who has to be perfect. A star quarterback with a secret. A guy who's tired of being ignored. A clarinet player who's done trying to fit in.An orphaned rebel who wants to teach someone a lesson. A guy who wants people to seehim, not his religion.They couldn't be more different, but before the morning's over, they'll all be trapped in a school that's been rocked by a bombing. When they hear that someone inside is the bomber, they'll also be looking to one another for answers....
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Time Bomb Reviews
Originally Posted on The Nerd Daily | Review by Melissa Platt
Have you ever felt so distraught that you needed to take action? Have you ever wanted to blow something up? Hurt anyone? Well that is what this book is all about.
Time Bomb follows six teenagers, who are going about their daily lives when they get stuck in their school after a bombing. They try to help each other, but things go haywire when they get rocked by more bombs and learn that one of them is helping with the bombings.
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It's the week before a new school year will begin at Hallwood high school, but the doors are open to students and teachers looking to get a head start on what they need to do. Some are setting up their classrooms, others are getting their student ID's or fixing their schedules... but there are few who entered the building with questionable intentions, set on doing something so drastic the whole world would have to take notice.
On a day the high school was supposed to be empty (at least, by the t ...more
i finally finished a book!!!!! i didn’t have time to read all week so i made it my mission to read as much as i could as soon as i got home today (i spent the week in Poland with my family).
Time Bomb is about a group of students who happen to be at school the day a bomb goes off. they work together to find a way out of there, but everyone of them is hiding a secret. while being trapped, they find out that the bomber is still inside the building and possibly planning to set off more bombs, so th ...more
Not terribly impressed with this. I think that in 2018, books about topics like mass violence in schools need to have moral, psychological and political complexity.
I've read similar books (I'm mainly thinking of This Is Where It Ends - you can read my review of that here. For me, this book had many of the same issues - lots of POVs, uneven character development, and a rushed, info-dumpy ending that left me completely confused.
1. You're thrown right into the action with these characters and the ...more
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This was an extremely fast read for me; I flew through ‘Time Bomb’ in a matter of hours, and it almost felt like I was following a similar clock to the one that was ticking away in the book. Six exceedingly different students, not unlike seen with the setup in the movie ‘The Breakfast Club’, find themselves trapped together because of the horrific circumstance of someone having set off bombs at their school (although, conveniently, school isn't quite in session yet, so there aren’t mass casualti ...more
For such an explosive topic (literally), Time Bomb failed to keep me invested. For one, there are too many POVs. Yes, when there is subject matter such as this, needing to get the feel for each character's mindset is a must. This story had too many times to get the flow right, and failed. With all that's going on in this story, I could have really used some transparency. It was hard to love any one character, and to be honest, for such a story, I felt bored nearly all the way through. I give the ...more
The Breakfast Club with bombs...?
It really is a bit like that. A group of disparate high school students, each disgruntled in their own ways, are forced to bond in school in an unusual situation, revealing their secrets slowly until commonalities and comradeships are formed. Except it's not in detention (or with Simple Minds playing). A bomb has been detonated at their school. And most likely - by one of them.
Yes, this got my attention when I saw the synopsis. Of course it did. A mystery alongsi ...more