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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Fallout: By S. A. Bodeen

Hey readers, it's almost the new year and I have a great book for you guys to read over the break. This book is called Fallout.  Fallout is a historical fiction book. Now you guys have to hear me out.... This is nothing like the boring history books that are required to be read over the summer.

Fallout takes place in 1962 during the time of the cold war between America and Russia. There is a posing threat of a nuclear bomb that could be dropped at any time on America and America could drop one on Russia.   No one thinks that the inevitable will happen....

However, Scotts' dad is ready for the worst.  He is the only one on the block that prepares a bomb shelter. When sirens go off late at night, Scott's dad is prepared to get his family into the shelter. Some neighbors squeeze their way in but Scott's dad shuts the door leaving the rest of their neighbors to die.   The shelter is dirty, lacks food and isn't spacious.  On top of that, everyone is emotionally and  physically taxed. They have to spend 2 weeks together so as not to be exposed to radiation and are constantly thinking about survival. Wondering if living inside is better than what's outside is always on their minds.  Their humanity disappears slowly as they lose respect for each other.

The real question on their minds is what will happen when they open the shelter door and will anything or anyone be left to salvage?

I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it to all that are interested in what might happen if there is a nuclear attack. This book really hooked me and I think you all should read it!

Your Friend,
Rae Sparks