Children of the Dust (Red Fox young adult books)

by Louise Lawrence | Children's Books |
ISBN: 0099314118 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingdiscoveryloverwing of Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on 6/23/2007
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2 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Saturday, June 23, 2007
One of the hundreds of books KrazyBlonde and I rescued from the dump trucks. I will read and then release this one.

Here's the blurb:
"Everyone thought, when the alarm bell rang, that it was just another fire practice. But the first bombs had fallen on Hamburg and Leningrad, the headmaster said, and a full-scale nuclear attack was imminent...

It's a real-life nightmare. Sarah and her family have to stay cooped up in the tightly-sealed kitchen for days on end, dreading the inevitable radioactive fall-out and the subsequent slow, torturous death, which seems almost preferable to surviving in a grey, dead world, choked by dust.

But then, from out of the dust and the ruins and the desolation, comes new life, a new future, and a whole brave new world.

Journal Entry 2 by wingdiscoveryloverwing from Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Tuesday, August 14, 2007
I enjoyed this short read. Was a nice break from doing uni readings!! The book is written in 3 parts: around the time of the bomb falling, told by Sarah, a teenager, then it moves to after the bomb has fallen, which is told by her fathers other daughter, Ophelia. It then moves to Ophelia''s son, Simon. I think that this shows the after effects of the bomb really well, as we get the immediate after effects, and then the more far reaching effects of nuclear fallout.

I had to laugh in one of my tutorials yesterday when we were talking about social darwinism, and I realised that this book was exactly about survival of the fittest!!!

Journal Entry 3 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, February 10, 2008
Picked up at this morning's meetup.

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Journal Entry 4 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Not a bad wee book. There was the odd moment when my inner scientist was screaming "Nooooo!!!! That's not how mutation works!!!!" and feeling sceptical about some of the more way-out plot points, but otherwise it was a good read. Took me back to high school, when the fear that global nuclear war could break out any second was very real, and this sort of book made up a large part of my reading material.

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Journal Entry 5 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 16, 2008
Given to another bookcrosser at last night's meetup.

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Journal Entry 6 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, March 23, 2008
Somehow ended up back with me after this morning's meetup, so I'll release it somewhere.

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Journal Entry 7 by futurecat at Raincliff Historic Reserve in Raincliff, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, March 24, 2008

Released 12 yrs ago (3/23/2008 UTC) at Raincliff Historic Reserve in Raincliff, Canterbury New Zealand

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Hanging from the fence protecting the rock drawings.

Happy bookcrossing to the finder!

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