***2021 Newbery Honor Book**
***2021 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book***
All Thirteen is a gripping and insightful non-fiction account of the most ambitious cave rescue operation ever undertaken. Twelve members of a junior football team and their assistant coach were trapped in a flooded cave for over two weeks while thousands of specialists from around the world worked to save them, ultimately at the cost of two rescue divers’ lives. Writing in the present tense, Soontornvat vividly brings to life this region of Thailand, the engineering operation, and the mental struggles of thirteen young people trapped in the dark without supplies. A very well-researched, suspenseful book with plenty of illustrations.
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