by Megan Freeman Year Published: 2021 Adventure: Novel in Verse

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When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She’s alone—left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned.

With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten.

As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie’s most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?

If you're into heart-pounding survival stories, Alone by Megan E. Freeman is a must-read. Imagine this: a sudden disaster strikes, and everyone over 12 years old disappears. The world turns upside down for a group of kids, including our protagonist Maddie. Trapped in a world without adults, they have to figure out how to survive, make decisions, and build a new community. With themes of resilience, teamwork, and finding strength within yourself, Alone takes you on a thrilling journey of adventure and self-discovery. If you're ready for a gripping ride, this book is calling your name!