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Fallout is about the 1962 Cuban missile crisis and a family that were the only people that built a bomb shelter to prepare for the possibility of war. The rest of the town came running to their home when a bomb was dropped in the middle of the night. The family was not completely prepared, however; they did not have water or communication yet. This led to many problems in the relationships with the townspeople as they became angry with their surroundings or lack of essentials. The family tried to stop the townspeople from invading their shelter, but they were still able to enter. I give Fallout five stars. It was based on something that actually occurred and showed us what might have happened if things had turned out differently. I liked the change in point of view from the past to the present. It adds an interesting effect to the story. I would recommend Fallout to people who like historical fiction, especially about war. It was pretty easy to read and once I got started, I didn’t want to put it down.

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Author Todd Strasser
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 272 pages
Publisher Candlewick
Publish Date 9/10/2013
ISBN 9780763655341
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Issue January 2014
Category Tweens


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