Updated: Jun 2
My review of "Alone", by Megan E. Freeman. In a perfect storm of awful coincidences, twelve year old Maddie wakes up one morning the only person around for miles and miles. She has no idea what happened and must sift through her short lifetimes worth of knowledge to determine what will keep her alive. She must battle the elements, a lack of modern amenities, and worst of all, a crushing loneliness to survive. This book is written in a poetic verse format that I think kids will find familiar and easy to absorb. Megan manages to keep it fresh throughout the daily monotony of surviving. Told through the eyes of your everyday kid in extraordinary circumstances, this book will be a favorite. As a fan of dystopian fiction, I Loved it.
Read a book. Have an adventure!
M. C. Gladd
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When Megan E. Freeman was in elementary school, poets visited her class weekly to talk about poetry. This inspired her to write. In fact, her bestselling novel, ALONE, is written in verse. It won the Colorado Book Award, the Massachusetts, Maine, and Vermont children’s book awards, is an NCTE Notable Verse Novel, and is featured in twenty-plus state and "best of" reading lists. She is also a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet whose poetry book, Lessons on Sleeping Alone, was published by Liquid Light Press.
For decades Megan has taught multiple subjects in the arts and humanities to students K-16, As an award-winning teacher she is nationally recognized for presenting workshops and speaking across the country. She earned degrees from Occidental College and Ohio State University, studying theater and dramatic literature.
She is a member of;
· The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
· Northern Colorado Writers
· Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
· Columbine Poets of Colorado
· Lighthouse Writers Workshop
She is an Impact on Education Award winner, and a fellow with the Colorado State University Writing Project, as well as a Fund for Teachers fellow, and a member of the Colorado Poets Center.
She divides her time between northern Colorado and the Texas Gulf Coast.