Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday 9/12/12 This is Not a Drill

This is Not a Drill by Beck McDowell
Published: October 25th 2012
When high school seniors—and former couple—Emery and Jake find themselves held hostage in a first grade classroom, they must do all they can to protect the kids. Brian Stutts, a U.S. soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving in Iraq, pulls out his gun to convince the teacher to hand over the son he’s not allowed to check out because of a custody battle. The situation turns deadly when a security guard appears at the door and Stutts impulsively opens fire. When the teacher is carried from the room, the children's fate is in the hands of Emery and Jake. While Jake searches for a way to communicate with the policemen surrounding the building, Emery, fighting her shyness, fear, and POTS symptoms, tries to reach out to the soldier. She gains a new understanding of what he faced in Iraq, and discovers remarkable strength in his small son.
I heard about this book in a Book Haul from my lovely friend Katie from Katie's Book Blog and the way she described it made is sound super unique and crazy awesome. 


  1. Wow, that sounds intense. I will definitely have to keep my eyes open for this one. Great pick..

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. This sounds so interesting. Adding it to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!