Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Ashfall: August 8th

  • Title: Ashfall
  • Author: Mike Mullan
  • Genre: Realistic Fiction
  • AR Points: 15
  • Page I am on: completed
  • Where I am toward my AR goal: current points/goal point

A very different apocalypse novel. Why? Because of the genre of this story. Most apocalyptic stories take place outside of reality; they are interesting because they logically won't actually happen. This apocalyptic story is chilling because it is the exact opposite. The apocalypse in this novel is so haunting for the very fact that it is extremely possible and realistic. 

Ashfall is the fictional story of Alex, who finds himself in the midst of catastrophe when the super-volcano at Yellowstone erupts. Alex is in Cedar Falls, Iowa, thousands of miles away and yet this one event turns the world on its end (figuratively). Alex has to find his way across Iowa into Illinois to track down his parents, all the while clinging to survival. 

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