It’s the summer of 1962, and Scott and his friends spend their days playing baseball and thinking about girls. But the threat of nuclear war looms over everything they do, and they are haunted by the idea that they could all be dead tomorrow.
Even though the possibility of war is all anyone talks about, Scott’s dad is the only one in the neighborhood who actually prepares for the worst, building a bomb shelter to protect his family and stocking it with enough supplies to keep them alive for two critical weeks. The neighbors scoff, but then, in the middle of the night in late October, the unthinkable happens. Suddenly 10 people are crammed into a shelter built for four. Ten people eating the food meant for four, breathing the air meant for four. Ten people struggling to survive - but what will await them when they eventually emerge?
Internationally best-selling author Todd Strasser has written his most impressive and personal novel to date, painstakingly yet sensitively exploring the terrifying what-ifs of one of the most explosive moments in history.
©2013 Todd Strasser, original book published by Candlewick Press. (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
brought back so many memories of those days
Too many for just one - I had so many similar experiences growing up as the author - were we neighbors
not or not yet
I could easily have listened to it in one sitting
Highly recommended - especially to anyone born in the late 50's
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