The Big Dark

the-big-darkWritten by Rodman Philbrick


“Where were you when the lights went out?” is the beginning of The Big Dark. Charlie, along with his mom, sister, and many neighbors, was watching the northern lights. A massive solar flare knocks out the power grid and all outside contact. No one knows or understands what is going on. Charlie is the man of the house and struggles to care for his family. How can he find the medicine that his mother needs? Can he leave home and survive? A thought-provoking story…what would you do?

Review by Diann Cox, Farnsworth Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★½ (4.5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5 and Up

The Big Dark
Written by Rodman Philbrick
The Blue Sky Press, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.
178 pages
Release Date: January 5, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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