Lockdown, a novel - synopsis

When disaster strikes, where do you turn?

Rowan Morgan thinks she’s ready for the rare great earthquake that devastates the Pacific Northwest but she quickly finds out there is more to emergency preparation than stockpiling food. Disasters change people, make them anxious.

Anxious people make bad decisions, take silly risks. 

At their father’s insistence Rowan and her brother have taken first aid courses, learned to fish and hunt, and know to close ranks around the family in emergencies. When she has to put that training into practice, Rowan discovers many situations are not covered in survival manuals.

 

Lockdown a novel

Young Adult Fiction

ISBN: 978-1926531922                                                        

Available from:          

Great Plains Teen Fiction

Amazon

or your local independent bookseller

Are you feeling a bit like a lunatic?

Last night a super-moon shone in the night sky, so brilliant you could read a book by it. A super-moon looks huge because it is closer to earth than ever. It is a perigee moon.

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Lockdown happens on a hot August day, much like the summer we are having now in the Pacific Northwest. At the start of the novel there is a rare great earthquake that alters life forever for Rowan Morgan.

The theme of the novel is chaos: how do people behave when their lives are changed dramatically and forever?

Stephen Hawking said that intelligence is the ability to adapt to change. Ivan Urlaub added to that by saying wisdom is knowing why or how to adapt for more than personal or economic gain.

Some people think a full moon influences our behaviour. This is called the lunar effect. If the earthquake had happened during a super-moon, would the characters have acted differently?

Do any characters in Lockdown show that they can adapt for the new order of things? Who adapts for personal gain and who adapts to help others?

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