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Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy) av Mike Mullin
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Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy) (utgåvan 2012)

av Mike Mullin

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After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.… (mer)
Medlem:ALelliott
Titel:Ashfall (Ashfall Trilogy)
Författare:Mike Mullin
Info:Tanglewood Press (2012), Edition: First Trade Paper Edition, Paperback, 476 pages
Samlingar:YA Fiction
Betyg:***1/2
Taggar:Ingen/inga

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Ah, this book! It hooked me from the first chapter. Action, adventure, tragedy, love: it's all here.

Alex is a 16-year-old, staying home for the weekend while his parents and younger sister go to visit family when the volcano under Yellowstone erupts. This is the story of Alex's journey to find his family.

I think some of the most horrifying books are those that could really happen. And this could really happen. There really is a volcano under Yellowstone that some believe is overdue for an eruption and, when it comes, it'll be a big one. This book speculates in what might happen after that happens. It's terrifying and affirming at the same time. And it makes you want to gather your family around you and never let them out of your sight. Or maybe that's just me. :)

Read this book for the post-apocalyptic survivor story, for the hope it offers, and for a glimpse at what people might become under such dire circumstances, both good and bad. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 4, 2021 |
Definitely one of the more realistic and violent post-apocalyptic books I've read in a long time. This one deals with the aftermath of a massive volcano eruption in the U.S. and the smaller plot of a teen boy trying to find his family. The fear and anger, hunger, coldness, helpless and sense of loss really came through. I was uncomfortable with a lot of the graphic scenes but only in that violence isn't fun to read; it fit the story and felt necessary to the plot. I know there is a sequel but have no real need to continue; I'm perfectly satisfied with this ending. ( )
  JustZelma | Dec 20, 2020 |
coming soon. ( )
  readingbeader | Oct 29, 2020 |
3.5***

From the book jacket: Many visitors to Yellowstone National Park don’t realize that the boiling hot springs and spraying geysers are caused by an underlying supervolcano, so large that the caldera can only be seen by plane or satellite. And by some scientific measurements, it could be overdue for an eruption. For Alex, being alone for the weekend means freedom from his parents and the chance to play computer games and hang out with his friends without hassle from his mother. Then the supervolcano erupts, plunging his hometown into a nightmare of darkness, ash, and violence. Alex begins a harrowing trek, searching for his family.

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As post-apocalyptic novels go, I found this one is pretty interesting, engaging and compelling. I was quickly drawn in by Alex and his situation. Harrowing is certainly the right word for Alex’s journey in search of his family. But he’s smart, resilient, and trained in taekwondo. He also happens on a few people who will help him. He is, after all, only fifteen (“almost sixteen” he reminds us). First, his neighbors who take him in when his house is hit by a large piece of molten rock, and later by townsfolk and strangers who agree to share their own meager supplies in return for his labor.

Make no mistake, however, the journey is difficult in the extreme, and he runs into many dangerous people, including some who one would think would be helpful. Fortunately, at a critical point he comes across Darla Edmunds and her mother, who are managing (just) on their farm, thanks in part to Darla’s gift for mechanical invention.

Darla and Alex make a great team. Where one is weak, the other is strong. Where one is rash, the other is deliberate and cool under pressure. More importantly, they are fiercely loyal to one another.

Although this ends in a sort of cliff-hanger (it’s the first in a series), I forgive Mullin for that. Mostly because I want more of Darla. She is one strong female lead! ( )
  BookConcierge | Sep 28, 2020 |
3.5 ( )
  allebasi15 | May 27, 2020 |
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After the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano destroys his city and its surroundings, fifteen-year-old Alex must journey from Cedar Falls, Iowa, to Illinois to find his parents and sister, trying to survive in a transformed landscape and a new society in which all the old rules of living have vanished.

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