Do you all remember hanging on to the parachute in gym class, trying desperately not to have it ripped out of your hands so you didn’t ruin the magic for everyone?
This story will make that feeling of hanging on for dear life return, but this time, you’ll want to grip the edges of your book or eReader tight as you hope that things work out…
Angela Rodriguez and her friends aren’t sure what they want out of life now that they’ve graduated high school, but they think there is plenty of time to figure it all out. When a trip to an abandoned elementary school leads to a break-in, they discover an old gym parachute.
Raising the fabric above their heads, the group expects it to balloon out around them like it did when they were younger. But instead, the parachute reveals alternate universes and terrifying worlds.
There’s only one rule…
DON’T LET GO.
Holly Rae Garcia nailed it when she had one of her characters mention that seeing the parachute being brought out summoned up the same excitement as having the big bulky tv stand wheeled into your classroom!
I couldn’t wait to see what these characters were going to get up to when their night of just hanging out on the old school’s roof turned into a quest to find a piece of gym equipment. But that excitement quickly turned to terror.
Once the teens discover that there was something not quite right with this parachute, their curiosity gets the best of them. Like many teenagers, they couldn’t help but keep pushing their luck, until their luck ran out.
This storyline is a perfect example of, “it’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” Once things go sideways, it’s a full on anxiety-filled sprint to the end!
One scene still has my legs aching just thinking about it…
I highly recommend fans of unsettling horror snag a copy of this one right away! It’s a short read, and trust me, it’s one you’ll want to pick up when you can read straight through. You will not want to put this one down!
Readers, I want to hear from you in the comments!
What was your favorite element of gym class if you had one? I will admit, the parachute was always exciting, but it stressed me out. Some of the kids in the grade above me were not kind if the fabric slipped out of anyones hands. I would have to go with the scooter board (that we called carts)! Even if none of us knew that the things we used as handles were actually the finger guards!
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