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Just Get Home
Publication Date: April 13th, 2021
Genre: Thriller/ Survival
Publisher: Harper Collins CA
When a devastating earthquake – the Big One – hits Los Angeles, two strangers are brought together by an act of violence and must help each other survive the wrecked city.
Beegie is riding the bus when the quake hits. The teenager was heading back to her unhappy foster home, but then she’s thrown into a broken world. Roads crumble, storefronts shatter and people run wild.
Dessa, a single mom, is enjoying a rare night out when it strikes. Cell towers are down, so without even knowing if her 3-three-year-old daughter is dead or alive, she races to get back across town.
As danger escalates in the chaotic streets, Beegie and Dessa meet by a twist of fate. The two form a fragile partnership, relying on each other in ways they never thought possible, and learn who they really are when there’s only one goal: Just get home.
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So I was able to sneak in one more book in April and I KNOW everyone wanted me to start the other romcom first but after the week I’ve had, I wanted to be completely swept away!
Which brings me to the book that I started and read in 4.5 hours because I COULD NOT stop reading!
This book is so much more than just a book about people surviving an earthquake. This book delves deep into racism, classism and what constitutes consent.
Yes, there are thrilling, action-packed scenes you would expect in a disaster/ survival story and of course death and carnage but, you’re also witnessing a deep, meaningful relationship develop between the most unlikely of people.
One of the most interesting things to me about stories like this is how quickly society falls apart and what people do when faced with the unthinkable. There are so many wonderful examples of this in Just Get Home and I was riveted from beginning to end!
4.5 dead flashlights out of 5!
Thanks again to the author and @HarperCollinsca for gifting me this book in exchange for my honest review.