Before This is Over
Thank you to NetGalley.com for the opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
The premise intrigued me to read – who doesn’t ever think of how they will deal with a disaster? Not the Zombie Apocalypse type, but a true epidemic – wouldn’t you wonder how you would survive? Would you take care of others or only be concerned about yourself? How would you fill the hours?
What I loved: I think my favorite how Hannah maintained her composure for most of the book – I would have freaked out, run outside and screamed for someone to save me but she was calm, cool, collected and most of all prepared. At first I thought she was an overprotective whack-a-doodle but even Chicken Little is right some of the time.
What I didn’t love: As I was reading, this story reminded me of another book – “The Things That Keep Us Here” by Carla Buckley from 2011. Another family in another disaster in another country but the similarities were a little too close from time to time – the neighbor kid, scrounging for food, etc. Also – what ever happened to Daniel and his family?
What I learned: I’ve got to make a Costo run – right now.
Overall Grade: B