December 2, 2015

WoW The Big Dark by Rodman Philbrick

This post is inspired by a meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Today I am waiting on:

Release Date: January 5, 2016

In this page-turning adventure by Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick, a solar event knocks out our planet's electricity, and a boy must risk his life to save his sick mother. 

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 fifty 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.

I think it just sounds really good! It reminds me of a toned down version of Life as We Knew It, and I really liked that one. Besides I love this author as well! 


  1. Gorgeous cover and blurb! I don't often read MG books, but in college I loved reading the Newbery award books in a Children's Literature class I took, so this one sounds like a good one to pick. Enjoy!

    Here's mine: “SHE’S NOT THERE”

  2. This made me thing of Revolution the show that got canned. I don't think I'd survive without power if I'm honest I am a creature of my comforts lol. Nice pick.