Strasser once again combines terrific suspense with thoughtful depth… This riveting examination of things important to a boy suddenly thrust into an adult catastrophe is un-put-down-able.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
An eye-opening “what if” scenario about the human response to disaster.
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
[An] exciting, harrowing new novel… For all its horror, this is a superb entertainment suitable for any tough-minded kid over the age of 10. It thrums along with finely wrought atmosphere and gripping suspense. … Strasser, a prolific writer for children and teenagers, writes with purpose and economy and structures his book intelligently.
—The New York Times Book Review