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Remember the description of Scotty I gave above?

He never grows beyond that, he never shows any signs of being anything beyond that. The only thing we know about him is that he likes basketball. Same goes with his friend. Krista and Julie. All we're missing is the unrealistically smart nerd, and we have a fully Disney cast. These characters didn't feel like real people. Not once. Oh, and remember when I said I'd get back to Krista's description later?

Well, get ready for a rant.

She had no personality apart from being hot. There was not a single interaction with her in which her hotness wasn't mentioned. I almost felt sorry for her, because that's all that Scotty could see her as, not as a real person.

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It is an insult to teenage boys such as myself to imply this way that we only notice the physical looks of a girl. Not to mention the misogyny of it. Which, I didn't mention originally, but I'm fixing it now. It is not okay to sexually objectify women like that. We don't exactly see a whole lot of women - only two, in fact. But both of them are characterized like that.

As I said earlier, not a single scene went by when Scotty didn't mention Krista's hotness. Not only to assume a teenage boy would think that way, but also to characterize women that way, like their sex appeal is their only characteristic.

I'm not saying Northrop thinks that way - he may not have meant for that attitude to come across in his writing - but it certainly comes across that way, and Scotty is definitely misogynistic, no matter how you spin it. There's also something that I didn't read it came after I gave up in the narrative. I don't really feel qualified to talk about it, so I'll just quote a friend's review: Also, what truly pissed me off was that ONE scene that did not necessarily need to be written[.

It] was when one of the other 6 students, Julie [ Gah, what the fuck?

WHY was that written? As if Scotty's attitudes towards Kristia weren't fucked up enough, now we have a female character being used as a tool to characterize someone through her sexual abuse.

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It is not okay to use your female characters like this. And it turned out not to be true, making it even more useless and rage-worthy. This is probably the most misogynistic shit I've ever read. The plot wasn't nearly as bad as the characters or the prose, but it wasn't anything special either. The pacing was sorta slow - 70 pages in, and they still hadn't gotten serious about survival yet.

It was boring.

I don't normally mind a slow pace in survival stories, but you have to put it to good use, which character development or emotion. See The Way We Fall. This was not good use of it.

Without even survival elements, the plot was nothing. Absolutely nothing.

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Scotty Weem and 6 other high school students, a mixed bag of people and personalities, are trapped for 5 days at the school as a blizzard rages throughout the northeast. This was not just any blizzard, and not just any nor'easter. For them, rescue was just around the corner, until at some point, maybe when the snow covered the windows of the first floor windows, it wasn't.

The crew of 7 includes two freshmen girls; 2 male "outcasts," one labeled a Goth and the other, a delinquent.

And 3 boys who had a long standing friendship; Scotty, Jason, and Peter. There was wariness, suspicion, and unfounded perceptions among the unwillingly formed group of teens. The 5 days spent trapped in the old school building became one worse day after another. The worst day faded as the new worst day dawned. And the dawns faded as the school was encased in 18 plus feet of snow and the windows on the first floor were covered. Food was found in the cafeteria at the cost of breaking into several locked doors and storage lockers.

Peaches and chocolate pudding were the main items on the group's menu. Soon, the pipes froze making water a precious commodity. The lights failed and the battery powered backup lights soon faded leaving the kids in total darkness when they ventured off of the second floor. There was no heat, no blankets, no sanitation, and now, without lights, journeys to the cafeteria to replenish their food supply, became dangerous excursions.

A fascinating observation that was beautifully executed through Scotty's musing was the effect of having no communication with the outside world. This is a group of kids with computers, ipads, cell phones, video games, texting, facebook, and a myriad of communication channels available Suddenly they were completely disconnected from their internet world. Scotty had left his cell phone at home that day, forgotten on his dresser.

Others had phones but with limited charge in each and no way to recharge them.

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And, unbeknownst to them, the cell tower was destroyed by the violence of the blizzard. There was no way anyone could know that they were even trapped in the high school. And once anyone would be able to navigate the outdoors again, no one would know to look for them. A fatalistic theme enters the story, slowly, but pervasive. Another compelling aspect of the plot was the relationship of the group members. Northrop presents a clear and believable picture of the inter-relationships among the members; notions and actions about one another that are both real and perceived.

This is a group that never becomes a team; they do not bond, nor do heroic things for the sake of the group. In some ways,are so estranged that they d0 not even get together to use their numbers to help them survive.

Even Scotty and his 2 best friends found it difficult at times to be supportive of each other. So here we have the "trapped in a crisis situation" plot and 7 teenagers with few if any survival skills or even common sense among them. The tension does build daily as one disaster after another befalls this group, making their chances of survival diminish as the days pass. We have a brilliant depiction of a group that is naive, unskilled in daily living unless it is on the internet; a group that has no interest in the other members or their survival; a group that is basically disconnected from each other, and from the world.

How does this all turn out? Well, read the book - the ending is not generic nor does it result in happy days or dreams come true. Northrup continues the tension in his writing up to and beyond, in the reader's mind the very last page.

He shows a keen understanding of teenagers as he presents this story through the eyes of Scotty Weems.

He is the narrator. His observations, thoughts, and emotions, convey the unfolding of the plot in a believable manner. This is a well written book - something a young adult and even an older adult such as myself can thoroughly appreciate.

I am looking forward to more such writing from Northrop as I hope he is at work on his next compelling story. This was a fast-paced book good for the audience it was written for - probably junior high. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the mega storm - made me want to put a sweater on.

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There were some pretty disturbing storm images discussed. This probably isn't a book you want to be reading in the middle of a blizzard. Some good character development, although rather stereotyped. There were improbable situations over the course of the book that I don't believe would have happened in real life, one being that a group of boys would have free rein over a shop class and all its tools without a teacher being there and being told to 'lock up' on the way out - not in this day of lawsuits.

But the niggling details didn't take away from the story too much. More time could have been spent on the ending, too. But all in all, a good little story.

Some adults like myself will enjoy it and I think that most junior high and lower high school kids will. Paperback Verified download.

Trapped could be described as Lord of the Flies-Nice.

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Another YA survival novel that did not live up to my expectations or the reviews it has been getting. Although there is lots of foreshadowing that sinister events are coming, all seven of the teens, trapped in their high school for a week by the worst blizzard ever, are decent, kind to each other and very normal.

Even the school weird kid and the school scary kid are very normal. I am thrilled that Michael Northrop did not write the cliche "Breakfast Club" type story about misfits discovering they are not so different. More action and suspense would have made this book more appealing to young teens. Older teens will be able to appreciate the coming-of-age through disaster theme of Trapped. When I ordered this book I thought it sounded like a great idea.

In reading it though I had trouble getting past the teenage voice. I did finish the book and although I would not recommend it to any of my friends I think it would be a great read for a teenage boy who might be a reluctant reader.

Much like the breakfast club, the group of teenagers left to fend for themselves in their high school are all types. Hardly recognizably human. Remember the description of Scotty I gave above? He never grows beyond that, he never shows any signs of being anything beyond that. The only thing we know about him is that he likes basketball. Same goes with his friend. Krista and Julie. All we're missing is the unrealistically smart nerd, and we have a fully Disney cast.

These characters didn't feel like real people. Not once. Oh, and remember when I said I'd get back to Krista's description later?

Well, get ready for a rant. She had no personality apart from being hot. There was not a single interaction with her in which her hotness wasn't mentioned. I almost felt sorry for her, because that's all that Scotty could see her as, not as a real person. It is an insult to teenage boys such as myself to imply this way that we only notice the physical looks of a girl.

Not to mention the misogyny of it. Which, I didn't mention originally, but I'm fixing it now. It is not okay to sexually objectify women like that. We don't exactly see a whole lot of women - only two, in fact. But both of them are characterized like that. As I said earlier, not a single scene went by when Scotty didn't mention Krista's hotness.

Not only to assume a teenage boy would think that way, but also to characterize women that way, like their sex appeal is their only characteristic. I'm not saying Northrop thinks that way - he may not have meant for that attitude to come across in his writing - but it certainly comes across that way, and Scotty is definitely misogynistic, no matter how you spin it.

There's also something that I didn't read it came after I gave up in the narrative. I don't really feel qualified to talk about it, so I'll just quote a friend's review: Also, what truly pissed me off was that ONE scene that did not necessarily need to be written[. It] was when one of the other 6 students, Julie [ Gah, what the fuck?

WHY was that written? As if Scotty's attitudes towards Kristia weren't fucked up enough, now we have a female character being used as a tool to characterize someone through her sexual abuse. It is not okay to use your female characters like this. And it turned out not to be true, making it even more useless and rage-worthy. This is probably the most misogynistic shit I've ever read. The plot wasn't nearly as bad as the characters or the prose, but it wasn't anything special either.

The pacing was sorta slow - 70 pages in, and they still hadn't gotten serious about survival yet. It was boring. I don't normally mind a slow pace in survival stories, but you have to put it to good use, which character development or emotion. See The Way We Fall. This was not good use of it. Without even survival elements, the plot was nothing.It's been proven, time and time again, that the books reluctant readers enjoy are the books that are made so that everyone can enjoy them, not just the people who don't read very often.

That was precisely what drew me in. This was one of the worst books I've read in a while, and I'll certainly never be reading anything by Northrop again.

I'm just glad that Snotty Streams never really caught on as a nickname. All we're missing is the unrealistically smart nerd, and we have a fully Disney cast.

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