Ashfall by Mike Mullin


Did I ever say I don’t appreciate teen novels?  Take foot place in mouth.  In the 2nd teen novel I’ve read this week, I was happily immersed in the post-apocalyptic world of Mike Mullin, where an eruption of the Super Volcano at Yellowstone National Park wreaks havoc upon the US.  Teen protagonist Alex must make his way from his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa eastward in a search for his parents in the wake of the cataclysm.

Alex grows up in a hurry as he faces tons of ashfall, the desperate need for food and water, shelter, and desperate people who resort to crime and murder to get what they want.

I’ve always been a sucker for natural disaster stories, and this was a terrific page turner for me.  It would be great if one of the streaming channels made a televised version of Mullins’ Ashfall series.

4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2011
466 pages

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