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Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
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Jan 20, 2008

really liked it
Read in January, 2005

I've now read this book twice. It's a quick read, and I've enjoyed it both times.

This book speaks of hope that exist beyond terrible tragedy. People can be cruel, and yet those who choose to can survive and live a life of service and caring. It's thought provoking. What would you do if your government couldn't help or didn't exist at all? Would you take charge? Would you help those you could, or always be looking out for yourself? What about public rules? Would they just disappear? What about if you wanted to get married? It's interesting to think about.

This book also helps to motivate me, even more so than I have been already, to be prepared for emergencies of any kind, including catastrophic ones.

Just a warning though, I would read it before letting a youth (12+) read it, as it has some mild language and alludes to sexual relationships.
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