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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
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Oct 15, 13

bookshelves: apocalypse-wow, awesome-favorites, ya-and-kid-lit, blogged
Recommended for: Jennifer Hitchcock
Read in May, 1997, read count: 4

First read this for a 9th grade English class. Now, at 29, it's still one of my favorite books. Written in the '50s during the height of the cold war it explores what happens when mutually assured destruction actually occurs and a small town in central Florida (Yes! I'm a Floridian!) has to survive on its own. It is very very good. Everyone should read this, at least once.
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Jennifer Hitchcock Yes, I remember reading this too in school and really liking it. My husband also says it's one of his favorite books. Maybe I'll go back and read it again.


April (The Steadfast Reader) I recommended it for you because it's YA ... and I thought it was fabulous. :)

Jennifer wrote: "Yes, I remember reading this too in school and really liking it. My husband also says it's one of his favorite books. Maybe I'll go back and read it again."


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