I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6)
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On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his family. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.
The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.
So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again.
heard about a pilot who had a heart attack in the middle of a flight. But that didn’t make sense. There would be a copilot there to take over. Or maybe airplanes flew like this all the time in New York City, and Lucas just hadn’t noticed before? Or no, it had to be a movie. That was it! Some action movie was being filmed over New York City. But where were the cameras? How were they filming the plane? Something was wrong. And everyone knew it. People up and down the sidewalk were stopped in
help. He went into the kitchen. The table was covered with plates of half-eaten bacon and eggs. The sink was overflowing with dirty pots. He got to work, clearing the dishes and glasses from the table. Every few minutes the alarm box squawked, and the dispatcher came on with a new alarm. “All units meet at Vesey and West streets….” The TV was on the counter, the sound turned down. The picture on the screen showed the burning tower. Lucas reached out and turned the volume up so he could hear
tower.” The heavy skillet slipped out of Lucas’s hand and into the sink, shattering plates and glasses. Lucas barely noticed. His eyes did not move from the TV screen. “Ladies and gentlemen,” the man said again, his voice shaking. “We’re going to replay the video of what we just saw….” The screen flipped. It showed the North Tower burning. And then suddenly, on the left side of the screen, another plane appeared. Just like the first, it was a big jet. And quick as a blink, it slammed into the
them. “In here!” he called. “Hurry! Hurry!” Just a few people followed. Then Dad slammed the door shut. “Everyone get down! Cover your heads!” Lucas dove to the ground and then — Whoosh! There was the sound of shattering glass and a powerful blast of hot wind. Minutes passed. Lucas squeezed his eyes shut and covered his ears. His mouth and nose filled with gritty dust. It was hard to breathe. If he hadn’t known better, he would have been sure that he was in the middle of a tornado — a
the moment when they found out about Mark. Then Georgie. Then Chief. The other men had made it back, one by one. Covered in dust and ash. Some dripping with blood. By that afternoon, there was only one man missing: Uncle Benny. The guys had seen him running into Tower 1, determined to get to the burning floors, to get as many people out as he could. Lucas could see the doom in the eyes of the other men as they talked about Uncle Benny. But he’d sat on the floor of the firehouse, his eyes