Trapped is definitely a one-sitting read. The sense of impending doom and the buried-alive feeling make it truly impossible to put down. Impressively, Northrop avoids the predictable Lord of the Flies-inspired social disintegration, opting to focus on friendship, yet stopping short of snowshoed kumbayas. Get ready to develop a nor’easter-sized crush on your narrator. The only disappointment here is the ending, which is irritatingly incomplete.