Virtual BookKid Book Club

Join Vivian and Jaya for a morning of virtual fun with Alone by Megan E. Freeman!

BookKid is our monthly middle-grade book club for kids ages 8-12. Please note that we've changed the time to 10:00 am on March 13. Email to sign up or for more info.

About the Book: When twelve-year-old Maddie hatches a scheme for a secret sleepover with her two best friends, she ends up waking up to a nightmare. She’s alone—left behind in a town that has been mysteriously evacuated and abandoned.

With no one to rely on, no power, and no working phone lines or internet access, Maddie slowly learns to survive on her own. Her only companions are a Rottweiler named George and all the books she can read. After a rough start, Maddie learns to trust her own ingenuity and invents clever ways to survive in a place that has been deserted and forgotten.

As months pass, she escapes natural disasters, looters, and wild animals. But Maddie’s most formidable enemy is the crushing loneliness she faces every day. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?

About the Author: Megan E. Freeman attended an elementary school where poets visited her classroom every week, and she has been a writer ever since. She writes middle grade and young adult fiction. Megan is also a Pushcart Prize–nominated poet. An award-winning teacher with decades of classroom experience, Megan taught multiple subjects across the arts and humanities to students of all ages. She lives near Boulder, Colorado. Visit her online at

Event date: 
Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 10:00am
Alone Cover Image
ISBN: 9781534467569
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Aladdin - January 12th, 2021