Ashfall by Mike Mullins
Review by Rebecca, Windsor Branch
Following the destructive explosion of a super volcano, 15 year old Alex decides to brave a desolate, lawless journey to find his family, on vacation in another state.
Why I picked it up: This book was recommended to me by a friend.
Why I finished it: I could hardly put this book down! The writing was great, and very engaging, with well-drawn characters. It was action-packed, and never slowed down; I kept turning the page to find out what would happen next.
I'd recommend it to: Just about anyone; the theme is survival, and there are a lot of interesting elements to consider were such a catastrophe to occur. I enjoyed the pace of the book, and the romance that develops is quite sweet and true to life.