This Is Not a Drill

Title

This Is Not a Drill

Creator

McDowell

Date

2012-10-25

Description

"Two teens try to save a class of first-graders from a gun-wielding soldier suffering from PTSD.

When high school seniors Emery and Jake are taken hostage in the classroom where they tutor, they must work together to calm both the terrified children and the gunman threatening them–a task made even more difficult by their recent break-up. Brian Stutts, a soldier suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq, uses deadly force when he’s denied access to his son because of a custody battle. The children’s fate is in the hands of the two teens, each recovering from great loss, who now must reestablish trust in a relationship damaged by betrayal. Told through Emery and Jake’s alternating viewpoints, this gripping novel features characters teens will identify with and explores the often-hidden damages of war."

Summary from Penguin Random House: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/311123/this-is-not-a-drill-by-beck-mcdowell/

Publisher

Penguin Group

Coverage

Reader reviews of This Is Not a Drill on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13586765-this-is-not-a-drill

Type

Juvenile Fiction

Subject

Book

Source

Image credit to Beck McDowell's MediaKit

Format

Book

Language

English

Identifier

This Is Not a Drill

Files

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Citation

McDowell, “This Is Not a Drill,” The School Shooting Fiction Archive, accessed June 30, 2022, https://www.ssfarchive.org/items/show/582.

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