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Shortly after the first atomic bombs were dropped on Japan, World War II came to and, and the terrible reality of the atomic age began . . .

Sixteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu has lived on the Bikini Atoll in the western Pacific all his life. Now the United States government wants to use his home as a site for atomic weapons tests. The islanders are told that they must leave weapon tests. The islanders are told that they must leave the island in the interest of world peace but can return when the island in the interest of world peace but can return when the land is safe again. Sorry doesnt believe the story. He is sure that radioactive fallout will poison the warm blue waters and beautiful white sand beaches, and Bikini Atoll will be lost to its people forever. Sorry knows that he has no choice but stop this disaster before it starts — even if it means standing alone against the U.S. military, and risking his own life to save his ancestral land.

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Theodore Taylor was born in North Carolina and began writing at the age of thirteen as a cub reporter for the Portsmouth, Virginia Evening Star. Leaving home at seventeen to join the Washington Daily News as a copy boy, he worked his way toward New York City and became an NBC network sportswriter at the age of nineteen. Mr. Taylor is the author of a dozen books for young readers, among them the award-winning The Cay. He lives in Laguna Beach, California, with his wife, Flora.

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ERoberts, January 28, 2007 (view all comments by ERoberts)
"The Bomb" is the fictitious tale of the trials a teenager named Sorry Rinamu faces when his home is threatened to be taken away. The year is 1944, and America has created a new weapon -- the Atomic Bomb. Sorry and his fellow villagers on the Bikini Atoll are promised wonderful rewards for letting the military test their new bomb on the Atoll, but Sorry doubts his home will be the same after the bomb is dropped. In a bold and indescisive instant, he and two other villagers decide to stop the test -- the day it happens. I can't tell you how it ends, but I will tell you that the last few pages will take you on a ride from the highest high to the lowest low. Brace yourself for the ultimate twist!

I highly recommend this book to teens in middle school and high school alike. The plot is incredible, and I'm sure you'll be turning pages for hours!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780380727230
Author:
Taylor, Theodore
Publisher:
HarperTeen
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Historical - Other
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical - Military & Wars
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Testing
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Atomic bomb
Subject:
Bikini Atoll
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series Volume:
no. 97-06
Publication Date:
19970801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
6.82x4.20x.48 in. .19 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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