Memory Boy

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HarperCollins, Jan 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages

Ash is still falling from the sky two years after a series of globally devastating volcanic eruptions. Sunlight is as scarce as food, and cities are becoming increasingly violent as people loot and kill in order to maintain their existence. Sixteen-year-old Miles Newell knows that the only chance his family has of surviving is to escape from their Minneapolis suburban home to their cabin in the woods, As the Newells travel the highways on Miles' supreme invention, the Ali Princess, they have high hopes for safety and peace. But as they venture deeper into the wilderness, they begin to realize that it's not only city folk who have changed for the worse.

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It's been two years since the volcanic explosions in the Pacific Northwest. More than just eruptions, this series of events left the volcanoes - and really - the country irrevocably changed. With ... Read full review


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A suburban family flees the breakdown of law and order following a massive natural disaster in this tense near-future tale. It's 2008, and in the two years since Mount Rainier exploded, a steady rain ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Will Weaver is an award-winning fiction writer. This book, The Survivors, is a sequel to his popular young adult novel Memory Boy. His other books include Full Service, Defect, Saturday Night Dirt, Super Stock Rookie, Checkered Flag Cheater, Claws, and the Billy Baggs series Striking Out, Farm Team, and Hard Ball, all of which are ALA Best Books for Young Adults. Formerly an English professor at Bemidji State University, Mr. Weaver lives in northern Minnesota, a region he writes from and loves. He is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, canoeing, and hiking with his family and friends.

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