- Author: Lisa Schroeder
- Performed by Julia Whelan
- Released: August 2015 by Scholastic Audio
- Category: Young Adult
Just over twenty-four hours are left until an asteroid strikes North America, and for Emerson and everyone else who didn’t leave, the world will end. But Emerson’s world already ended when she ran away from home. Since then, she has lived on the streets, relying on her wits and on her friend Vince to help her find places to sleep and food to eat.
The city’s quieter now that most people are gone, and no one seems to know what to do as the end approaches. But then Emerson and Vince meet Carl, who tells them he has been granting people’s wishes—and gives them his wallet full of money.
Suddenly, this last day seems full of possibility. Emerson and Vince can grant a lot of wishes in one last day—maybe even their own.
The government have announced an asteroid is due to hit north-western America with devastating effects to the region, the impact expected to affect parts of Canada also. Panic and chaos ensued with many people trying to leave by any means possible, resulting in deaths and injuries. Continue reading