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When an unthinkable nuclear attack occurs in an alternate-reality 1962, Scott is forced into his father's bomb shelter with his family and neighbors, where they rapidly consume limited supplies and fear the worst about the fate of the world outside
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780763655341
Branch Call Number: JF Stra
Characteristics: 258 p. ; 22 cm
Alternative Title: Fall out


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AL_KATI Jun 28, 2017

A great what-if novel for older elementary-aged readers or teens.

Mar 22, 2014

I didn't like the way this book was written. The idea was great but really there in the bomb shelter then there not. Then a lame ending. I wasted my time with this book.

LibrLdyMapleValley Feb 13, 2014

This book is intense and well written. It starts out with a terrifying scenario that even frightened me a bit and I wouldn't recommend it for anyone under 13. But for 13 and up it's an excellent choice.

Jan 08, 2014

I really enjoyed this book. It's definitely a page turner and addresses a very interesting subject: what would have happened if Russia had nuked the US in the 1960s.

There are a lot of issues addressed in the book: race, authority, drinking, relationships, growing up, sexuality. While the main character is 11 I would say this is a 7th grade and up book. A lot of the topics I mention above are brought up in a subtle way at first and then discussed a little more thoroughly as the book progresses.

Highly recommended


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LibrLdyMapleValley Feb 13, 2014

LibrLdyMapleValley thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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