Title: Terror in the TowersTerror-in-the-Towers
Author: Adrian Kerson
Pages: 96
Recommended Ages: 9-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

We’ve all heard of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers. But who’s heard of the 1993 disaster?

The Story.

February 26, 1993. A yellow van sits in the underground garage of the World Trade Center. At precisely 12:18 p.m., it blows up. A bomb was hidden inside of it. A bomb meant to destroy the foundation of the World Trade Center.

The tower quivers. The lights blink out, then come back on. No one is really sure what is going on. But when smoke starts to billow up the tower, suffocating the people working there, they realize that everyone in the building needs to get out as fast as they can. From all 110 stories…

Will everyone get out alive? Will the emergency response teams rescue those who are stuck in elevators and underneath furniture?

Cautions.

One woman “feels the spirit of her dead husband guiding her out of the building.” [pg. 33]

One teacher and her students use a rosary to pray.

The word ‘luck’ is used several times and is credited with either the survival or death of different people.

Conclusion. A solid, exciting read for children interested in great historical disasters.

Review © 2013 Laura Verret

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