By Joe Cottonwood
Published: October 5, 2012.
When the deadly Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 hits, fourteen-year-old Franny witnesses the devastation of her community and is called upon to save the lives of her family and her best friend. "Cottonwood spins his tale with great immediacy and power. Characters are multidimensional and convincing. Readers will find this one inspiring and thought-provoking."—School Library Journal