Ashfall by Mike Mullin
Mike Mullin
Tanglewood Press
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We open on a teenage boy, relaxing in his room; nothing out of the ordinary. He is home alone, his family is on vacation. As he takes a minute to think, his world is changed forever. He is thrown violently around his room, as he hears screams and terror outside. He manages to survive the impact, and crawls under the remains of his furniture to the door. Outside he meets his neighbor, who is equally unsure of the current events. He soon discovers that the Yellowstone volcano has erupted. Destruction is widespread. This book follows Alex as he becomes a hero, stopping at nothing to save his family. Alex experiences feelings he's never felt before on his journey. He finds love...and experiences the death of someone close. Will Alex overcome his worst nightmare and eventually save his family?

One word: wow. I was blown away by this book. It's hard to say which was my favorite part. The eruption was so detailed, I felt like I was experiencing it. When Alex cried because of a death, I felt the way he did. "Ashfall" sucked me in and wouldn't let go until it was three a.m. and I fell asleep. I literally could not stop reading, from the moment I started from Chapter One. Alex and Darla form an impeccable duo, working together to save their families. I laughed, I cried, I fell in love with this fine literary work. And what a cliffhanger! I cannot wait for the sequel. This book is on its way to stardom.

Reviewer Age:13

Reviewer City, State and Country: Panama City, Florida USA


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