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The Year of the Bomb by Ronald Kidd
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Oct 28, 2009

it was amazing
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Read in October, 2009

Paul and his friends love to go to horror movies on the weekends, so they're really excited when they learn that actors will be filming in their hometown! It's a horror film called Invasion of the Body Snatchers and the boys can't get enough. They show up every day to watch the filming. It's a crazy time for them with fear of The Bomb constantly hung over their heads and McCarthy's endless search to persecute Communists creating paranoia everywhere.

I loved this book for its rich historical detail and I think my seventh-grade self would have loved this book, too. It inspired my curiosity about the events and people in the book, not in a I-wish-there-had-been-more-detail way, but in a this-is-totally-fascinating way. I'd pair it with The Green Glass Sea and White Sands, Red Menace for sure.

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