by: Robert Cormier
Though it was written by Robert Cormier in 1979, the story could have taken place today.
The main characters include Kate, a high school student driving the bus, Miro, one of the terrorists, and Ben, the son of a general for an anti-terrorism group. This is a gripping story that will put you on the edge of your seat.
Robert Cormier is a pioneer author for the young-adult genre. He wrote to teens before it was cool or profitable.
There's not a lot of fluff with Robert Cormier. His work is serious, and he explores a variety of dark and deep issues.
Other great Cormier books include: The Chocolate War, I Am the Cheese, The Bumblebee Flies Anyway, We All Fall Down, and The Rag and Bone Shop.