|Book Series||Left Behind: The Kids|
|Author||Tim LaHaye, Jerry B. Jenkins|
|Release Date||March 1st, 2000|
|Followed By||The Search|
Synopsis retrieved from back of the book.
A horrifying future awaits the Young Trib Force. As Vicki fights for her life in a detention center, Judd sets a new goal that could put the group in the greatest danger yet.
With conflict arising, Judd faces a decision that will affect the rest of his life. The rise of a rebel group, a global catastrophe, a disappearance, and the death of a friend give the kids a heartbreaking challenge.
Original Members of The Young Tribulation Force:
Other Members of The Young Tribulation Force:
- Bruce Barnes (death)
- Chloe Steele Williams
- Rayford Steele
- Amanda White Steele
- Cameron "Buck" Williams
- Greg Handlesman (last appearance)
- Nina Ben-Judah
- Dan Ben-Judah
- Mrs. Waltonen (becomes a believer)
- Judith Stein (becomes a believer, death)
- Janie McCanyon
- Darla (only appearance)
- Alice Weems
- Marjorie Amherst (first appearance)
- Mr. Syncrete (only appearance)
- Laverne Jenness
- Stockton Evers (only appearance, death)
- Mitchell Stein
- Mr. Kurtz (only appearance)
- Mary Lee Manwether (only appearance)
- Mr. Amherst (only appearance)
- Mrs. Amherst (only appearance)
- Patricia Devlin (only appearance)
- The death of Bruce Barnes and World War III takes place.
- With Bruce's death, none of the members of the Barnes family survived to the Glorious Appearing.
- First book in the series in which Ryan Daley's name is not written in the synopsis.
- Judd Thompson Jr., John Preston, and Mark Eisman are at the graduation ceremony at Nicolae High, but Judd gets expelled for his speech.
- This book marks the last time a graduation ceremony was held at Nicolae Carpathia High School, due to the school's destruction in the Wrath of the Lamb earthquake just a few months later.
- Sam Goldberg and his father are mentioned by Nina Ben-Judah, but not by name.
- One of the only two books where John Preston and Chaya Stein were seen interacting. The other book was book 11.
- Lionel graduated from Global Community Middle School after book 7 and started attending Nicolae Carpathia High School in this book.
- Ryan is the last remaining member of The Young Tribulation Force attending Global Community Middle School.
- Ryan is in seventh grade at Global Community Middle School.
- Vicki's sophomore year (10th Grade) at Nicolae Carpathia High School.
- Lionel's freshman year (9th Grade) at Nicolae Carpathia High School.
- Shelly's junior year (11th Grade) at Nicolae Carpathia High School.
- Judd Thompson Jr.'s entire senior year (12th Grade) at Nicolae Carpathia High School is shown, right up to his expulsion from the school.
- Even though John Preston and Mark Eisman were seniors in book 5, book 6, and book 7, they repeated their senior year in this book. The reason why is unknown. A possible explanation is that they missed so many days of school because of the Rapture, forcing them to wait another year before graduation.
- Only appearance of Mr. Amherst.
- Only appearance of Mrs. Amherst.
- Judd is arrested for the second time.
- This book marks the last time Bruce Barnes would mentor the Young Tribulation Force, due to his death.
- Janie is sent away from Nicolae Carpathia High School and The Young Tribulation Force. She returns in book 18 when Mark Eisman and Melinda Bentley find her.
- Ryan is confirmed to be 13 years old.
- It is revealed that hackers stole money from Judd Thompson Sr.'s bank account.
- Ryan's secret place under New Hope Village Church.
- The last appearance of Coach Greg Handlesman.
- Last appearance of Mrs. Waltonen.
- Vicki, Chaya, and Janie start living together at Bruce's house.
- Leon Fortunato was at Judd's graduation.
- The only appearance of Stockton Evers.
- In the dramatic audio presentation, Janie McCanyon does not live with Bruce Barnes.