The Big Dark

The Big Dark

eBook - 2016
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What would you do if every spark of electricity suddenly vanished, as if somebody had flipped a switch on the entire planet? Cars won't start, the heat shuts off, there's no water in your faucet, and your radio, TV, and flashlight go dark. Everyone in Charlie's small town is baffled.But as time passes, lawlessness erupts and takes an ugly turn. When the market and pharmacy are torched by an anti-Semitic arsonist, Charlie realizes his mother will die without her medicine. So he dons skis and heads off alone, seeking the nearest hospital. After traveling 50 miles through brutal ice and snow, Charlie encounters a burned-out, looted city of terrified citizens. Will he be able to save his mom?Heroic, eloquent, and unforgettable, The Big Dark raises timely questions about responsibility, tolerance, and love.
Publisher: Blue Sky Press,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780545789776
054578977X
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Aug 20, 2016

Quick, sharp read. Main character a slow witted boy who stays neutral as chaos surrounds. In what way, you may ask is the boy stupid? Well he forgets that his mom, who has diabetes, will get sick if she doesn't take her medicine. Massive blackout. VERY much makes me think if what will happen when Trump elected president. One man spewing hate but no one with the guts to stand up to him.

LMcShaneCLE Jan 02, 2016

A perfect little book - for families to read together this year. It hits all of the societal issues we are dealing with now. Please share this with your kids. It's time to talk.

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