Five total strangers / Natalie D. Richards.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: Desperate to reach her grieving mother, Mira joins a group of college students driving home after their flight is stranded, but the road conditions are not the only mortal danger they face.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Stuck at the Philadelphia airport by an incoming blizzard results, Mira hitches a ride to Pittsburgh with a group of college kids who were on her initial flight. As the trip begins she discovers that her fellow travelers aren't friends like she thought. They're strangers-- and every one of them seems to be hiding something dangerous. The roads go from slippery to terrifying. People's belongings disappear. Someone in the car is lying-- and may be sabotaging the trip. If Mira wants to make it home alive, she needs to uncover the truth about these total strangers. -- adapted from back cover
    • Notes:
      Ages 14-18. Sourcebooks Fire.
      Grades 10-12. Sourcebooks Fire.
    • Other Titles:
      5 total strangers.
    • ISBN:
      9781492657217
      1492657212
    • Accession Number:
      2020008912
    • Accession Number:
      on1142943988
      1142943988
    • Accession Number:
      fay.729621

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 October #2

When a bad snowstorm cancels all flights in Pennsylvania, Mira decides to hitch a ride with a fellow airplane passenger and three other strangers in the hopes of getting home by Christmas morning. As they drive, the storm makes road conditions more and more difficult, and then strange things begin to happen to the travelers: personal belongings are stolen, equipment is damaged, and the passengers themselves start acting oddly. It's not long before Mira wonders if she'll ever make it home in this car full of strangers. Richards' (What You Hide, 2018) latest young adult thriller will keep readers intrigued through the passengers' strange behavior and letters from a stalker of Mira's that are scattered throughout the pages, though some may become agitated by all the coincidences that seem to keep happening to these travelers, such as constantly becoming lost, getting stuck in the snow, and being pursued. Still, with a high thrill factor, this will find its audience. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.