by 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.

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This post-apocalyptic tale is one that combines reality with the stuff of nightmares, crawls under your skin, and forces you to question your own courage and survival instincts. After a fight with his mother, 15-year-old Alex is left at home while his parents and sister go to visit his aunt and uncle 140 miles away. Within hours of their leaving, the world changes — a supervolcano in Yellowstone erupts, blackening the sky, disabling the power and water lines and covering the continent in

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