On The Volcano by James Nelson

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Katie and her widowed father have always lived on their own, high up in a place few intruders would dare approach: alongside the crater of a collapsed volcano. They've built a simple but happy life for themselves, far from the frontier perils of the world below-until a long-promised birthday trip to the rough-and-tumble town of Badwater takes an ugly turn and brings the outside world much too close. With it comes grave danger and unimaginable loss, but also something Katie had barely dreamed possible for herself: a heart-pounding but tender romance, the kind to build a life on.


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James Nelson has been a magazine editor, a copywriter, and a Naval officer. He lives in California.
Published April 14, 2011 by Putnam Juvenile. 256 pages
Genres: Romance, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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12 & up) Pub Date: April 1st, 2011 ...

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These types of conflicting scenarios make On the Volcano hard to pin down for any one reading group, other than lovers of historical fiction, but, again, do not necessarily take away from the believability of the storyline.

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Living in seclusion atop a volcano, Katie’s life changes dramatically on her sixteenth birthday when she accompanies her father to the dangerous town of Badwater, disguised as a mute boy.

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