Tag Archives: Survival

The Taking of Mariasburg By Julian F. Thompson

She made a dream come true… now she has to defend it. This week’s title comes courtesy of my friend Carrie (author, bird enthusiast, endlessly patient soul in the face of my many philosophies regarding Cold War teenage werewolves… truly … Continue reading

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The Girl Who Owned A City By O.T. Nelson

Having things is something, but not everything. Earning the values for your life is more than just something, it is everything. The Plot: This book starts with your classic post-apocalyptic survival premise: at some point before the story begins, a viral … Continue reading

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Terror on the Mountain By Phillip Viereck

I’ve read a lot of Scholastic Book Services titles from the 50s and 60s over the course of this project. On the whole they rate an A for Acceptable: clear storytelling with a beginning, middle and end and a goal-driven … Continue reading

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Snow Bound By Harry Mazer

How hot is it down here in the city?  Hot enough that reading a book about slowly freezing to death in northern New York State sounds positively refreshing. Background: The novel opens with an ominous epigraph from the fall 1970 … Continue reading

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