The Bomb by Theodore Taylor

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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 if it means risking his own destruction.
     Includes a reader's guide and an author's note.
 

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\Theodore Taylor has written several award-winning books. The Cay won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was also made into a movie.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published August 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 208 pages
Genres: Young Adult, War, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Sorry Rinamu, 14, is happy to see the end of the Japanese occupation of his people's island of Bikini.

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In 1946, Taylor (The Cay) served aboard the USS Sumner, part of a naval team that set the stage for post-war atomic and hydrogen-weapons testings near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific-experiences at the cr

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WWII changes traditional ways of life in the Bikini Atoll forever in what PW's starred review called ""a haunting, soundly researched work."" Ages 12-up.

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In 1946, Taylor (The Cay) served aboard the USS Sumner, part of a naval team that set the stage for post-war atomic and hydrogen-weapons testings near Bikini Atoll in the Pacific-experiences at the crux of this heart-wrenching novel.

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Historical Novel Society

Whilst it would be a good history text, and is excellent young adult reading, this novel should be recommended reading for anyone who is not old enough to remember the first atomic bomb test and all the people who suffered as a result of it.

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