I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (I Survived, Book 6)

By Lauren Tarshis

On the day that shocks the realm, one boy simply desires to locate his kin. a strong addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series.

The purely factor Lucas loves greater than soccer is his Uncle Benny, his dad's ally on the fireplace division the place they either paintings. Benny taught Lucas every little thing approximately soccer. So while Lucas's mom and dad come to a decision the game is simply too risky and he must give up, Lucas has to speak to his greatest fan.

So the subsequent morning, Lucas takes the educate to the town rather than the bus to college. it is a vibrant, appealing day in manhattan. yet simply as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, every little thing adjustments -- and not anything will ever be an analogous again.

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Yet his ankle didn’t. It wobbled and Lucas misplaced his stability. all at once he used to be flying in the course of the air, a missile uncontrolled. He crashed headfirst into the challenging turf. Crack! He may possibly essentially consider his mind smacking opposed to the interior of his cranium. A white gentle of ache exploded inside of Lucas’s head. He observed stars — a complete galaxy in the back of his eyes. after which he blacked out. the following few hours have been a blur. the fellows swarming round him, trainer B. aiding him off the sector, the lengthy wait on the emergency room, Mom’s and Dad’s frightened faces. yet finally, Lucas used to be high quality. He simply had a concussion. certain, it was once worse than the concussion he’d gotten in the course of play-offs final season, and the only prior to that, through the summer time after fourth grade. yet he knew he may recover if he took it effortless, like the different instances. That evening, Dad got here into Lucas’s room to envision on him. “Feeling ok? ” he requested. “I’m solid, Dad,” Lucas acknowledged. He rather used to be feeling far better. What killed him was once realizing he’d be off the sphere for twelve days. He already ignored the fellows. having a look up at Dad, Lucas observed a face nearly precisely like his personal — they even had an identical specks of eco-friendly of their brown eyes. “You desire something? ” Dad requested. “I’m good,” Lucas stated back. Lucas stayed very nonetheless, hoping Dad may stick round and speak. yet Dad stood up. He leaned over and kissed Lucas at the brow. And he used to be long gone. Lucas’s center sank a bit. There were a time whilst Dad could have plopped himself down on Lucas’s mattress and introduced his plan for his or her subsequent event. a few nights again then, they’d look forward to mother to go to sleep so that they may possibly sneak right down to the basement to paintings at the Seagrave. Dad and Lucas were a group — a group of 2. yet then got here the warehouse fireplace. years had handed because it occurred, however the stories have been nonetheless sharp — the doorbell ringing in the midst of the evening, the executive and Uncle Benny status within the doorway, nonetheless stinking of smoke. Mom’s tears. And later, the sight of father wrapped in bandages, his face white with soreness. Lucas had constantly identified that his dad’s task was once risky. occasionally Dad may carry Lucas to the firehouse on his days off. Lucas may support with the chores — washing the truck, cooking lunch, checking the hoses. yet what he enjoyed such a lot used to be sitting round the great, around kitchen desk, hearing the fellows discuss the fires they’d fought. To Lucas, they have been superheroes. They bumped into structures packed with blazing orange flames and choking black smoke. They used steel spears to break home windows, rip out partitions, and bash via doorways. They carried humans down oven-hot stairwells and dangled from ropes hundreds and hundreds of toes within the air. The fires they tamed have been extra evil and ferocious than any video-game villain or motion picture monster. however it wasn’t until eventually the warehouse hearth that Lucas understood what a fireplace might do to a true guy, a guy like his dad. Dad had by no means observed what occurred to him inside of that warehouse. All Lucas knew was once that 4 firemen died, and pa was once badly burned in an explosion.

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