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Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Expected Publication Date: 11 October 2011
Hardcover: 466 pages
Summary: (taken from Goodreads)
Under the bubbling hot springs and geysers of Yellowstone National Park is a supervolcano. Most people don't know it's there. The caldera is so large that it can only be seen from a plane or satellite. It just could be overdue for an eruption, which would change the landscape and climate of our planet.
Ashfall is the story of Alex, a teenage boy left alone for the weekend while his parents visit relatives. When the Yellowstone supervolcano erupts unexpectedly, Alex is determined to reach his parents. He must travel over a hundred miles in a landscape transformed by a foot of ash and the destruction of every modern convenience that he has ever known, and through a new world in which disaster has brought out both the best and worst in people desperate for food, water, and warmth. With a combination of nonstop action, a little romance, and very real science, this is a story that is difficult to stop reading and even more difficult to forget.
I've heard a lot of good things about this novel and have been personally recommended it by quite a few other bloggers. Also, it sounds awesome! A supervolcano and a teen having to travel on his own and battle the elements after it just erupted? Sign me up!
What are you waiting for this Wednesday?