Emergency Room (Paperback)
In this fast-paced novel, two college students experience life, death, heartbreak, and hope over the course of one night in a hospital ER. In order to get an edge over the competition for medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Diana is there to save the world--one patient at a time. These two college freshmen have little in common, except the desire to be part of the ER's action. Confronted with gunshot wounds and gruesome accidents, they both get a taste of the chaotic world of emergency medicine, and of the effect they can have on other people. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives. In one night, working among the doctors and nurses, they'll learn more about medicine--and themselves--than they ever could have expected. The multimillion-copy bestselling author of the Janie Johnson series takes readers into a life-and-death world in this captivating thriller.
Caroline B. Cooney (b. 1947) is the author of nearly a hundred books, including the famed young adult thriller The Face on the Milk Carton, an international bestseller. Cooney's books have been translated into several languages, and have received multiple honors and awards, including an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults award and a nomination for the Edgar Award. She is best known for her popular teen horror thrillers and romance novels. Her fast-paced, plot-driven work often explores themes of good and evil, love and hatred, right and wrong, and moral ambiguity. Born in Geneva, New York, Cooney grew up in Connecticut, and often sets her novels in dramatic New England landscapes. She has three children and four grandchildren and currently lives in South Carolina.