Children’s Book Review: Review: 10 Minutes of Danger

What would you do if you were on a school field trip when scientists discovered an asteroid hurtling toward Earth?

What would you do if you found out you were in the blast radius, and if you didn’t get out of the way, the whole building was going to fall on you?

Would you have the courage to take your classmates to a safe place?

This is the setting for story one in Jack Heath’s new collection of action-packed short stories. 10 minutes of danger. And from here, things only get more dangerous!

The asteroid creates havoc for a variety of kids in different ways, including causing earthquakes, triggering tsunamis, and playing with electronics to turn cars into killers. Each story is an action-packed read that will keep you on the edge of your seat and only takes 10 minutes to devour. Each introduces a new protagonist, a brave new boy, who must throw himself into danger to survive. Twenty seemingly unconnected kids who only have 10 minutes to escape the terrifying situations they find themselves in.

But wait…

Are they offline? Are they all individual stories? If you look closely and keep an eye out for clues, there are secrets within these stories, and when you read them all and reach the end, you’ll be rewarded with answers you didn’t even know you were looking for.

This is a brilliant book for young readers. The stories are bite-sized, and there are even time markers throughout each one to tell you how close you are to the end. It’s a small but really positive feature of the book, encouraging readers to keep going.

If you love action, adventure and danger, this is definitely for you!

Title: 10 minutes of danger
Author: jack heath
Editor: School, $14.99
Publication date: 1 July 2022
Format: Pocket book
ISBN: 9781760978792
By ages: 8 – 14
Write: Junior Fiction, Middle Grade

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