The Disaster Days

The Disaster Days

Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. It's a little disconnected from the outside world, but she's always felt completely safe there.

Which is why when she's asked one day to babysit after school, she thinks it's no big deal. Zoe and Oscar are her next-door neighbors, and Hannah just took a babysitting class that she's pretty sure makes her an expert. She isn't even worried that she left her inhaler at home.

Then the shaking begins.

The terrifying earthquake only lasts four minutes but it changes everything, damaging the house, knocking out the power, and making cell service nonexistent. Even worse, the ferry and the bridge connecting the kids to help―and their parents―are both blocked. Which means they're stranded and alone... With Hannah in charge, as things go from bad to dangerous.

Title:The Disaster Days
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781492673316
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  • Aeicha

    Thirteen-year-old, Hannah, is asked to babysit her two young neighbors, Zoe and Oscar. It’s only Hannah’s second time ever babysitting, but she just finished a babysitting course and nothing bad e...

  • Terry

    This fast-moving story is more than an earthquake adventure. Other "disasters" were personal, but to Hannah they were just as jolting: changes in her friendship with Neha and regretting things she'd s...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Edelweiss PlusHannah doesn't understand why her parents are SO overprotective, even though she occasionally has a hard time dealing with her asthma. She lives on Pelling, a small isl...

  • Rosemary

    Thirteen-year-old Hannah Steele lives in the Pelling Island community of Elliott Bay, right off the coast of Seattle. On the day shesets out on her first big babysitting assignment - the first one was...

  • Susan

    Oh, it’s been a really long time since I read a MG book that kept me on the edge of my seat like this one did. And I loved it! I loved the suspense, the adventure, the ingenuity and the love that fi...

  • M.M. Hudson

    As I generally do not read a preview for a book, I had no idea that the disaster would be an epic earthquake. The title of the book only alluded to the fact that it would be several days and there wou...

  • Tara

    I don’t remember the last time I found such a perfect MG disaster book. My middle grade days were filled with The Hatchet series and while I still wonder what would happen if my plane crashed in the...

  • Teresa

    Solid survival tale, very relatable, since she’s “just babysitting” at a neighbor’s house.Believable reactions and expectations: Hannah thinks that adults will return soon, tries to predict da...

  • Jennifer

    I couldn't put this book down! Kid-me would have read breathlessly, excited and scared to find out what happened next. Adult-me read the same way, but with a bit more emotion since I'm old enough to b...

  • Abbie

    @Kidlitexchange #partnerThank you to the publisher @sourcebookskids and the author @rebeccabehrensbooks for sharing an advance copy of #thedisasterdays with the #kidlitexchange network. #thedisasterda...