Explore is honored to have a winner of the Colorado Book Award, named on multiple Best of 2021 book lists, Megan Freeman, author of the young adult novel Alone at our store. Perfect for fans of Hatchet and the I Survived series, this harrowing middle grade novel-in-verse tells the story of a young girl who wakes up one day to find herself utterly alone in her small Colorado town. 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 dog and her books. 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. Can Maddie’s stubborn will to survive carry her through the most frightening experience of her life?