Alone

Alone

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?

Title:Alone
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781534467569
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    Alone Reviews

  • Nicole M. Hewitt

    I know Megan's work well, so I was unsurprised to find that the verse in this book is utterly gorgeous--simple, understated free verse that is, at the same time, incredibly powerful. The story follows...

  • Rachel 007

    Oh I really liked this one. A LOT. I could not put it down. The verse format made it easy to read and understand. I loved Maddie's story of survival. This would be a strong fit for those who loved Hat...

  • Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}

    5 StarsThis was a lot deeper and more emotional than I was expecting, and I loved it. A fantastic story that you don't want to put down. A book that I believe will stay with me for a long time.Side no...

  • Alysa

    I was fortunate to read an ARC of ALONE, Megan E. Freeman's debut. This novel-in-verse tells the story of Maddie, a 12-year-old who is mistakenly left behind when her Colorado town is evacuated due to...

  • Amanda Rawson Hill

    Read in one sitting. Fantastic....

  • Ben Gartner

    I tried to think of something more well put-together, but I think I'll just copy in my raw reaction that says it all, which I sent immediately to the author late at night:WOW. I just finished ALONE an...

  • Gina Adams

    Thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for the early copy!We know by now I love a good survival story, but this one is different. Maddie is 12, and lies to her divorced parents one night - tells mom sh...

  • Christina Li

    A beautiful survival story! I started reading this book at 10 PM and I could not put it down. What blew me away about the story was that it wasn't just about survival (although Megan describes Maddie'...

  • Erin

    Alone is a novel in verse that tells the story of Maddie, a 12 year old who lives between her mother and father's house in a small town in Colorado. Told in the first person, Maddie plans a secret sle...

  • Yapha

    This novel in verse takes a really unique spin on the survival story. Maddie is left behind when her small Colorado town evacuates suddenly. As the water and power are shut off, she must figure out ho...