Student Book Review:
by: Peg Kehret
Review done by:
Iroquois Middle School
One of my favorite books this year was Earthquake Terror
by Peg Kehret. I like this author because she does stories about kids in her books.
I wish I was a fast enough reader to read one of her books everyday!
This is a book about a family of 4 who go to a "desert" campsite on a island called
Magpie Island. Johnathan, the brother, wanted to somewhat get away from people but
not this far . . . Not even one other person outside his "boring" family. Johnathan
was spooked by it from the beginning. Johnathan has a sister named Abby. Abby is
disabled, she was disabled in a car crash. Johnathan's mother falls in the water
and breaks her ankle. Their father suggests that the kids stay back. Abby wants
to go with her mom, but her mom says to stay with Johnathan. So, now Johnathan is and Abby
are left alone on magpie island. They sit down and eat their lunch. On their way
back to the camper Johnathan hears a rumble . . . EARTHQUAKE!!! After the big shock and a few small after shocks Johnathan recovers. Where is Abby?
He see's her walker and looks around and starts to yell, "ABBY!" Finally she responds.
He gets her and her walker . . . but the walker is unusable. So Johnathan has to pick up Abby and head for the trailer. When they finally reach the Place where
the trailer was supposed to be they can't see it. The bridge is gone . . . trailer
is smashed. They have no food . . . No water. Did I say there was no water? Well
I guess I was wrong . . . FLOOD! Now their hanging on to logs for dear life while going down river! Johnathan has
lost his sister at night in the river where, did she go? Johnathan hit his head
on a log while going down the river and is unconscious. He's slipping into the
water his dog is right next to him swimming and sees him go under. So the dog goes under the
water and pushes him up above the water. The dog does this about 5 time finally
Johnathan regains consciousness.
I couldn't put this book down! It was so exciting when they were going down the river
and Johnathan's dog saved him from drowning. If you want an exciting good read that's
only about 132 pages long than this would be the book for you! It's not that hard, and I really liked it. I rate it on a scale of 1-10, a 9.8!