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Title:
Little apocalypse
Summary:
"When a sudden earthquake strands Celia's parents out of town, she finds herself on her own in a shaken city. She tries to reach out to other kids around her apartment building. Some of them, like the sad boy named Demetri, seem wary of letting her too close. The others call themselves Hunters. They claim the earthquake was caused by monsters only kids can see. And they think Celia is destined to save the city. Celia doesn't feel destined to save anything--but for the first time, she feels like maybe she's seeing things as they really are...."-- Amazon.
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Description:
328 pages : 23 cm
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers,
Publication Date:
2019
ISBN:
9780062849762
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.

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J SPARROW
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Monsters aren't real. Everyone knows that. Full of creepy-cool atmosphere and monstrous magic, this gripping middle grade debut will sink its claws into fans of supernatural adventures like Holly Black's Doll Bones and Ellen Oh's Spirit Hunters.

When a sudden earthquake strands Celia's parents out of town, she finds herself on her own in a shaken city. She tries to reach out to other kids around her apartment building. Some of them, like the sad boy named Demetri, seem wary of letting her too close. The others call themselves Hunters. They claim the earthquake was caused by monsters only kids can see. And they think Celia is destined to save the city.

Celia doesn't feel destined to save anything--but for the first time, she feels like maybe she's seeing things as they really are....


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-Thirteen-year-old Celia has only lived in Youngstown for a few months, but that's long enough to know that she hates it there. No matter how she tries, she can't seem to make friends, but she has to keep up appearances for her parents, two professors who were victims of budget cuts at their old university. When the two go away for a weekend, Celia promises that she'll be fine, even agreeing to follow their long list of rules. Then an earthquake strands them out of town and leaves Celia with no means of communication. As the city struggles to recover, Celia meets two groups of kids. One is led by a sad-looking boy named Demetri who's trying his best to keep Celia at arm's length. The other group, who call themselves the Hunters, claim that the earthquake was actually caused by monsters intent on wrecking Youngstown, and only Celia can stop them. Celia doesn't think of herself as a hero, but she finally feels like she's found a place where she belongs. But things aren't always as straightforward as they seem, and soon Celia is forced to question her true role in this apocalypse. Celia and Demetri both appear to be white, while the Ruby, a hunter, is Asian American and Amber, another hunter, is described as having brown skin. VERDICT Imagine the 1989 Fred and Ben Savage film Little Monsters retold by Holly Black. Be prepared to devour this magical, fast-paced adventure about friendship, appearances, and power in one sitting. A recommended purchase.-Kaitlin Frick, New York Public Library © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.