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Fallout

Fallout
 

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.

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ISBN 9780763676766
Barcode 9780763676766
Published 12 May 2015 by Candlewick Press (MA)
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
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ISBN-13 9780763676766
ISBN-10 0763676764
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Candlewick Press (MA)
Imprint Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication Date 12 May 2015
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Strasser, Todd
Category Adventure Stories
Historical Fiction
Personal Awareness: Safety Matters
Number of Pages 272
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Family, Alternative histories (Fiction), Racism, Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962, Alternative histories
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 596842

Description of this Book

What if the bomb had actually been dropped? What if your family was the only one with a shelter? In the summer of 1962, the possibility of nuclear war is all anyone talks about. But Scott's dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst. As the neighbors scoff, he builds a bomb shelter to hold his family and stocks it with just enough supplies to keep the four of them alive for two critical weeks. In the middle of the night in late October, when the unthinkable happens, those same neighbors force their way into the shelter before Scott's dad can shut the door. With not enough room, not enough food, and not enough air, life inside the shelter is filthy, physically draining, and emotionally fraught. But even worse is the question of what will -- and won't -- remain when the door is opened again. Internationally best-selling author Todd Strasser has written his most impressive and personal novel to date, ruthlessly yet sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive moments in human history.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Strasser once again combines terrific suspense with thoughtful depth... This riveting examination of things important to a boy suddenly thrust into an adult catastrophe is un-put-down-able.--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)An eye-opening what if scenario about the human response to disaster.--Publishers Weekly (starred review)[An] exciting, harrowing new novel... For all its horror, this is a superb entertainment suitable for any tough-minded kid over the age of 10. It thrums along with finely wrought atmosphere and gripping suspense. ... Strasser, a prolific writer for children and teenagers, writes with purpose and economy and structures his book intelligently.--The New York Times Book Review

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Author's Bio

Todd Strasser is the author of more than 140 novels for children and teens, most notably The Wave, which is taught in classrooms around the world. He lives in New York.

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