Ashfall

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Ashfall

Alex--mid build, caucasian, smart/quick thinker, black belt, cares about his familyDarla-short, caucasian, good with machines, blonde, beautiful, strongGloria-middle aged, Darla's mother, very religious, looks like Darla.Target-heavily tattooed, african american, antagonist, well built, not smartPaul-Alex's uncle, middle aged, black hair, slightly fatter, farmer

Summary

Theme of Book:The theme of this book is teamwork and caring for each other/helping each other out when they need it--and someday, then they might just help you out.

Inciting incident-Alex's house collapses in on himRising action-Alex is forced to take shelter from the ashfallClimax-Alex and Darla reach the safe-zone and think that they're safeConclusion-they escape the unsafe safe-zone and make it to his uncle and aunt's farm

Fifteen-year-old Alex was spending the weekend alone at his house--when it suddenly collapses. He escapes from the rubble to hear a deafening explosion. The Yellowstone Supervolcano has blown its top! He treks across Iowa in search of his family, meeting many people and visiting many places. On his journey, he meets a girl--Darla--who might just help him make it to where his family supposedly is (Clearlake). However, they've managed to tick off a very powerful gang of looters on their way...will they make it? You'll just have to read to find out.

Setting

Ashfall takes place in modern day Iowa, in multiple towns (Clearlake, Waterloo, etc.) after the Yellowstone Supervolcano erupts; thus, the world is always dark and ash-covered.

Citations

Picture Sources-www.shutterstock.comwiki.clipapedia.netClipart-Microsoft WordBook Source-Mullin, Mike. Ashfall. Terre Haute, IN: Tanglewood, 2011. Print.

Ashfall

Characters

By Mike Mullen

Plot Diagram

“For the first time ever, I felt ashamed of my species. The volcano had taken our homes, our food, our automobiles, and our airplanes, but it hadn't taken our humanity. No, we'd given that up on our own.” (Mullen 212)


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