Synopses & Reviews
It is 1946, a year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War II is over. But the U.S. government has decided that further tests of atomic bombs must be conducted. When Bikini Atoll is chosen for the testing site, the inhabitants of the tiny island are told they must relocate for just two years. But sixteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu believes the Americans are lying and that it will never
be safe to return. He must find a way to stop the first bomb before it is dropped . . . even ifand#160;it means risking his own destruction.
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[set star] "Delivers readers into the middle of a harrowing, if neglected, piece of history."--Kirkus Reviews (starred)
In 1945, when the Americans liberate the Bikini Atoll from the Japanese, 14-year-old Sorry Rinamu does not realize that the next year he will lead a desperate effort to save his island home from a much more deadly threat, in this long-out-of-print novel by the acclaimed author of "The Cay."
A teenager takes the safety ofand#160;a wholeand#160;island into his own hands, trying to stop tests of the atomic bomb.
About the Author
THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularlyandnbsp;known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.