Monument 14

Monument 14 Series (Volume 1)

Emmy Laybourne

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Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you launch yourself down the stairs and make a run for the corner.

Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.

But the bus was barreling down our street, so I ran.

Fourteen kids. One superstore. A million things that go wrong.

In Emmy Laybourne’s action-packed debut novel, six high school kids (some popular, some not), two eighth graders (one a tech genius), and six little kids trapped together in a chain superstore build a refuge for themselves inside. While outside, a series of escalating disasters, beginning with a monster hailstorm and ending with a chemical weapons spill, seems to be tearing the world—as they know it—apart.

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CHAPTER ONE
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Your mother hollers that you’re going to miss the bus. She can see it coming down the street. You don’t stop and hug her and tell her you love her. You don’t thank her for being a good, kind, patient mother. Of course not—you hurdle down the stairs and make a run for the corner.
Only, if it’s the last time you’ll ever see your mother, you sort of start to wish you’d stopped and did those things. Maybe even missed the bus.
But the bus was barreling down our street so I ran.

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Praise for Monument 14

"...a combination survival and apocalyptic story.”--VOYA

"...a real thriller…”--Booklist

“…Laybourne’s debut ably turns what could have been yet another postapocalyptic YA novel into a tense, claustrophobic, and fast-paced thriller.”--Publishers Weekly, starred

"...intriguing beyond the survival elements..."--Horn Book

"...readers will eagerly await the second volume. "--Kirkus

 

"Concise, clear, and riveting. A cliff-hanger ending leaves readers devastated but breathlessly awaiting the sequel. A stellar addition to any collection." -- School Library Journal

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‘Monument 14’ and ‘No Safety in Numbers’ - NYTimes.com
The young people in two Y.A. novels find a retail refuge — or a trap.
- The New York Times

MONUMENT 14 by Emmy Laybourne | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of MONUMENT 14 . A staggering natural disaster maroons a handful of teens and younger children in a suburban Colorado big-box department store.
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Emmy Laybourne

Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. Before her life as an author, Emmy performed original comedy on Comedy Central, MTV, and VH1; and acted in the movies Superstar, The In-Laws, and Nancy Drew, among others. Nowadays, Emmy loves working on the Monument 14 trilogy, and lives outside New York City with her husband, two kids, and a flock of six nifty chickens.Visit her online at www.emmylaybourne.com.

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Monument 14
Emmy Laybourne

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Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, IRA Young Adult Choices, Tri-State Reviews Committee Books of Note - Master List

Hardcover

Hardcover
Feiwel & Friends
June 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312569037
ISBN10: 0312569033
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$16.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Square Fish
May 2013
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250027382
ISBN10: 1250027381
Young Adult Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 352 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$9.99

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
Feiwel & Friends
June 2012
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429955249
ISBN10: 1429955244
Young Adult Fiction288 pages
Age Range: 13 to 18
Grade Range: 8 to 13
$7.12
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