Sky on fire, picks up the story as some of the kids leave to try to make it to an evacuation site in denver, while others are forced to remain behind. While at ucla, emmy was awarded an eleanor perry award for her screenplay, tulum. Theres some vividly depicted violence, including a deadly shooting, a bloody fistfight, and the sexual assault of a 14 yearold girl that some characters recount but the narrator doesnt witness himself. Welcome to the monument 14 wikia, an online encyclopedia that anyone can edit. There, they must figure out how to survive and how to get help. The characters from monument 14 probably have the most idealistic position of any postapocalyptic situation i have come across. A staggering natural disaster maroons a handful of teens and younger children in a suburban colorado bigbox department store.
After repairing a school bus, the group of survivors split in two, with one group heading to the airport in hopes of reuniting with their parents and saving their dying friend and the other trying to rebuild the community they lost. Dean grieber is a high school student and the main character of the novel. Allow me to elucidate where these three characters are concerned. Monument 14 is a survival story with a scenario so realistic that one cant help feel the discomfort that these young characters feel. He seemed to have a real feel for each of the characters and vocalized each person in a way that seemed perfectly suited for that individual. Jake and brayden are at the top of the hierarchy, while niko and dean are at the bottom. It may sound like i did not fully enjoy monument 14, but quite the opposite is. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes. I live in florida where weirdness abounds so i find myself in many places where id hate to be shut in with strangers. As a reader, i rooted for different characters at different times.
Monument 14 sky on fire savage drift click above to read more about each book. Savage drift is the final book in the monument 14 trilogy and i must say im fairly happy with the way everything was wrapped up. On his way to school in the school bus, hail starts coming down. Classic editor history talk 0 characters in the novel monument 14. The monument 14 trilogy is a series of three postapocayptic young adult novels by emmy laybourne.
Many of the characters are outstanding role models i found josie, niko, and alex to be the greatest and there are several beneficial lessons taught. Before you know it, the bus crashes and everything is. For an apocalyptic scenario, there was still a fair. Midsummer nights dream plot, settings, and characters 45 terms. In emmy laybournes actionpacked debut novel, six high school kids some popular, some not. Emmy laybournes 2012 novel, monument 14, charts the experiences of a. Parents need to know that monument 14 is a cleverly constructed suspense novel of survival thats entirely set in a bigbox superstore in the wake of a somewhat farfetched catastrophe. Before her life as an author, emmy performed original comedy on comedy central, mtv, and. Our narrator carries a huge, burning torch for astrid, who is as her notso.
If you like heartstopping suspense, realistic characters, and new. The main characters of this young adult, science fiction story are. Some of the older teen characters drink heavily one night and then regret their actions the next morning. Before her life as an author, emmy performed original comedy on comedy central, mtv, and vh1. After a series of catastrophic events, fourteen children take shelter in a superstore in monument, colorado. The story moves fast since the entire novel is compressed into 12 days. Your mother hollers that youre going to miss the bus. I like that you got to hear from the author about what she wanted you to get from the various situations and characters. I could have followed our heroes for a while longer. This wikia is dedicated to chronicling the books in emmy laybournes thrilling trilogy. Hello, good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, it depends from where you are in the world. Monument 14 has a captivating, witty plot that had me up all night, dying to know what was to come. Emmys first series, monument 14, tells the story of fourteen kids from monument, co who are trapped in a superstore as civilization collaspese outside the gates.
Alex year old deans younger brother, incredibly inteeligent and engineering. If you like heartstopping suspense, realistic characters, and new takes on survival novels, then youll love the first book in emmy laybournes monument 14 series. He is in a hurry and realizes he didnt tell his mom that he loved her. The monument 14 trilogy monument 14 book 1 monument 14. Their was a lot of characters but not too much to follow. Supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers highquality study guides for challenging works of literature. Theres some vividly depicted violence, including a deadly shooting, a bloody fistfight, and the sexual assault of a 14yearold girl that some characters recount but the narrator doesnt witness himself. Monument 14 does a great job of kicking off the series. Male power dynamics this novel explores the theme of social hierarchies through male power dynamics. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading monument 14.
But then strangers appeared, destroying their fragile peace, and bringing both. The first edition of the novel was published in june 5th 2012, and was written by emmy laybourne. My main beef with monument 14 concerns the alarming, deeply disturbing portrayal of the three main female characters in the novel. Monument 14 is a postapocalyptic ya novel that transcends age barriers. Monument 14 has set the standard high and is opening new opportunities to a new era of genres like this. First theres hail not just any hail, but large, unrelenting hail. The school bus driver drives into a superstore think. Though this book definitely had its flaws like any other story, its a good read for dystopian fans.
Emmy laybourne is a graduate of ucla with a masters of fine arts in screenwriting. Its not the first and its not the last video somebody will do about his idea for monument 14. Monument 14 did have a religious zealot, but fortunately, for the other characters not one like mrs. The group at the greenway is a microcosm of highschool social dynamics. Monument 14 takes place in a walmartesque style hopping center. Emmy laybourne is a novelist, writing teacher and former character actress working with comedians such as amy. The characters are well rounded and likable or unlikable equally. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Listen to monument 14 audiobook by emmy laybourne and todd. Buy monument 14 to experience the end of the world today.
The berserker series berserker book 1 ransacker book 2 your mother hollers that youre going to miss the bus. A postapocalyptic ya novel with a great cast of characters. Okay so maybe its because the world is going a little crazy but they have access to all the clothes, food, toys, and even the electronics section. Monument 14, by emmy laybourne, bears several characteristics, including fear, that defines the novel as a thriller. Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers dean and alex learned how to survive and worked together with twelve other kids to build a refuge from the chaos. It was written beautifully and the performer was good. This 40page guide for monument 14 by emmy laybourne includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 33 chapters, as well as several more indepth sections of expertwritten literary analysis.
You dont stop and hug her and tell her you love her. An ordinary morning schoolbus ride almost instantly goes wrong when a sudden, bizarre hailstorm wrecks deans bus to the high school and sends the elementarymiddle school bus through the wall of a nearby greenway. That being said, the younger characters, such as deeply religious batiste who turns out to be an amazing cook, provide a. Pdf monument 14 book by emmy laybourne free download. Emmy laybournes 2012 novel, monument 14, charts the experiences of a group of fourteen students in the wake of a megatsunami. Haberkorn did an outstanding job bringing this story to life. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 294 pages and is available in hardcover format. Trapped in a superstore by a series of escalating disasters, including a monster hailstorm and terrifying chemical weapons spill, brothers dean and alex learned how to survive and worked. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. For some reason though ive always found it difficult to rate this series because whilst i like the characters and the plot, i just wish.
All they have to, honestly, deal with is each other. The first installment in the monument 14 book series by emmy laybourne begins as deans mom, informs him that the school bus has already arrived, ready to pick him up. Free download or read online monument 14 pdf epub book. In this novel, dean grieber is a sixteenyearold boy in high school living in monument, colorado in 2024. Its all too real scenarios and wide variety of characters gives this novel amazing potential. In addition to a great audio performance, monument 14 has a gripping and action packed storyline. Sky on fire monument 14 series book 2 kindle edition by laybourne, emmy. A significant aspect of hierarchal dominance in the. Monument 14 series volume 2 emmy laybourne square fish. The 14 kids are shutup in the store after a hail storm. Book trailers created by team 81 for the library media center. Wal mart to save the kids on her bus, as well as the kids on the high school bus that crashed in the parking lot. Astrid is the first main female character we meet in monument 14.
Emmys monument 14 trilogy has earned critical praise frighteningly real. Emmy laybourne is a novelist, teacher, and former character actress. One characteristic of a thriller novel that is exemplified in emmy laybournes monument 14, is the ominous atmosphere that gives the novel a foreboding undertone. Monument 14 takes place in the near future when a apocalyptic event has turned the country upside down leaving 14 children teens, tweens, and elementary school children stuck inside a superstore. When a megatsunami strikes some of the major cities along the east coast, the megstorm also creates weather phenomenons, such as a major hailstorm that wreaks havoc on monument. His voice was even and he didnt mess up anywhere that i heard. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like social hierarchies.104 382 1199 450 22 787 926 406 1026 997 1401 1311 577 764 1186 1516 884 1463 18 1000 825 1425 948 1537 1386 319 1181 419 1300 783 1087 838 350