WoW is weekly meme created by Jill at Breaking The Spine in which bloggers can share books they're excited to get soon :)
THIS IS NOT A DRILL by Beck McDowell
When high school seniors—and former couple—Emery and Jake find themselves held hostage in a first grade classroom, they must do all they can to protect the kids. Brian Stutts, a U.S. soldier suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after serving in Iraq, pulls out his gun to convince the teacher to hand over the son he’s not allowed to check out because of a custody battle. The situation turns deadly when a security guard appears at the door and Stutts impulsively opens fire. When the teacher is carried from the room, the children's fate is in the hands of Emery and Jake.
While Jake searches for a way to communicate with the policemen surrounding the building, Emery, fighting her shyness, fear, and POTS symptoms, tries to reach out to the soldier. She gains a new understanding of what he faced in Iraq, and discovers remarkable strength in his small son.
I've been waiting a YA book that deals with a situation deeper than just getting the boy. I mean I don't have anything against adorable bubble gum romance, in fact I'm a fan. But once in a while when a book about a difficult and realistic situation comes out, I devour it.
And don't tell me this one doesn't sound like an amazing, dramatic, full of action story, I need this one now!