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After the Bomb written by Gloria Miklowitz is a thrilling
novel that takes place before, during, and after a bomb which
supposedly was sent from Russia by accident. L.A. and surrounding
cities are all altered by the disastrous happening. Philip Singer a
teenager is in a position as leader of the family. His brother Matt is
awfully sick, possibly from radiation, his father was away at work
during the blast and for all Philip knows he might be dead, and his
mother was desperately injured and needs immediate attention.
Hospitals are flooded with injured and dying people and the government
doesn't send help for a few days. The badly injured don't even get the
chance to be helped because the hospitals have to send the ones that
are likely going to live to hospitals that specialize in burns. His
mother is so badly burned that the hospitals put her on the bottom of
the list to be flown to burn centers. By the end of the novel Philip
has taken charge, snuck his mom ahead to be flown to a burn center,
and in a sense saved his town from thirst. He truly survived the
terror, shock, and danger of the bomb.
The novel goes through a couple of settings such as, Philip's
struggle to keep his family alive, and the conflict between the nature
of a nuclear bomb against the Los Angeles area. When the bomb hits he
is playing around in a playroom shelter with his brother and his
girlfriend. They go out to find out what had happened and found
burning houses, their house only left with one wall, rubble on the
ground, debris all over the place, and people running frantically for
shelter. Philip's brother became sick after finding his mother and
bringing her back down to the shelter, and found that his mother had
been burnt severely and needed...
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