Laybourne, Emmy. Savage Drift. (series: Monument 14.) Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends 2014 309p $17.99 ISBN 978-1-250-03642-1 jr/sr Conflict VG-BN
In this book, the third in the Monument 14 trilogy, the majority of the survivors had shuttled from camp to camp before finally ending up in a refugee camp in Canada. Their world was beginning to look up for the most part, as some reunited with their families and others made plans for the future. This all came tumbling down when Niko found out his lost love, Josie, had survived. Niko (with the help of Dean, Jake, and the pregnant Astrid) takes off to find her. The travel routes are difficult and dangerous.
This novel demonstrates the versatility, ingenuity, and flexibility of teenagers. The characters encounter numerous road blocks in their travels. However, they meet these situations with resolve and caring for each other. Friendship and compassion have supported the participants throughout their travels.
Readers will enjoy this novel, which illustrates friendship, conflict, determination, and compassion.
Summary: This book is the gripping conclusion to the Monument 14 trilogy. The young survivors who escaped disaster are once again forced to fall back on their own resources and determination to save each other from the government’s unusual interests.
Post-Apocalyptic novels --Linda McNeil