This alternative history is set during the Cold War in 1962. Nuclear bombs are actually dropped on the USA! Scott, the story's protagonist, is safe as his parents are the only adults in his neighborhood who took the threat of nuclear war seriously and built a fallout shelter under their house. But how safe can he REALLY be when his neighbors are determined to find a way in? When water and food are in short supply? When his Mother is in desperate need of medical help? And when the adults start to turn on one another? Read this thriller and find out, although beware if you are claustrophobic, this is one dark and dangerous fallout shelter!
Sometimes, in the midst of an icy, cold winter, you find yourself looking for a super silly read, to lift your spirits and give you a good laugh. Well look no further! The brain, aka Theopilus Nero Hercule Sherlock Wimsey Father Brown Marlowe Spade Christie Edgar Allen Brain, is annoying, intriguing, and very effective. From the moment his sidekick, the introverted outcast Sheldon McGlone, finds a severed human leg and an enormous salt water crocodile barking like a dog in the Brain's bedroom you know that this is no ordinary mystery. Killer attack whales, thieving kangaroos, and stalking birds add to the zany nature of this beyond ridiculous story, and before you know it you will be laughing like a demented hyena yourself. Plus, the setting, Farrago Bay, Australia, will keep you warm and toasty, with it's crocodiles, surfers, and sunsets. And who doesn't need a little warmth this chilly winter?
I have been pondering what to say about this book, as I love it SO SO SO much, but it is a bit hard to explain. It's not that it is a confusing book, it is just that it doesn't fit into any one genre (try a mix of historical fiction, magical realism, realistic fiction, and adventure) and so many incredible things happen in it! This wonderful and magical book is for you if you are interested in reading about friendship, loss,the number Pi, the Appalachian Trail, giant black bears, pirates, and timber rattlesnakes. Yes, rattlesnakes :)
Looking for a creepy read? Look no further!
I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by it's cover, but I couldn't help it with this book. It was the doll, the black background, the saying. But when I first started reading it I was a bit disappointed. Was it really just going to be about some kids playing with action figures? How boring. How trite. How silly.
But boy was I wrong! A mystery... A quest... A creeper.... a murder... It's all in there! Sound interesting? READ IT TODAY!.
Are you a winter lover? Are you a fan of winter sports? Are you incredibly brave and up for any adventure, no matter how crazy? Then this is the book for you! I thought I knew a lot about Mt. Everest, but I had never stopped to wonder about so many things....
How do you cross deep crevasses a mile wide?
What's it like to be blown by 200-mile-an-hour winds?
How do you set a tent up on a super steep slope?
How do you cook in high-altitude?
How, and where, do you take a shower? Brush your teeth? Go to the bathroom?
Where do you put your garbage and waste?
Sound interesting? It was!! Read it TODAY!
I did not realize until I read this GREAT book that I have had a close encounter with a zombie maker! For real!
It was a hair worm and it was swimming in Lower St. Regis Lake at Paul Smith's College. I knew when I saw it that it was one one of the creepiest, most sinister things that I had EVER seen. Little did I realize that the creature had already invaded a cricket's body, slowly devoured it's organs, taken over it's mind, and made it throw itself into the lake! Incredible!
And, if that wasn't enough to completely blow my mind, I also learned that 1/4 of adults and teens in the USA are already infected with a dastardly zombie maker that is just waiting for a chance to someday take over my brain............
The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi by Neal Bascomb
Ms.G is the librarian at the Malone Middle School in Malone, NY.