Click for more information on this titleEarthquake Terror

By Peg Kehret

Reviewed by Quinn M.


This book is about a boy named Jonathan. His family, his dog, and him, are on a trip at Magpie Island. They are just like any other family but….his sister Abby’s legs are paralyzed. They are taking a hike to the beach but when they get there his mom hurts her ankle. They are going to leave Jonathan with his sister and dog for a while just so his father can take his mom to the hospital. When they were walking back to the camper the ground started to shake. Then Jonathan remembered the drills they did at school. It was an Earthquake! His sister, his dog, and him, found a knocked down tree to stay under until the earthquake was over. After the earthquake they found out that Abby’s walker was lost during the earthquake. It took a long time to get back to the camper but when they did they saw that the camper had been crushed by a fallen tree. Jonathan made a shelter for Abby and went to check the bridge. It had been broken! Then he ran to the beach again. It looked like the lake was getting bigger! Then all of a sudden he realized that the island was sinking! Read this book to find out if, and how, Jonathan and Abby survive and get off the island in time.


I recommend this book to ages 10 and up.