fall-out by Gudrun Pausewang

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When a nearby nuclear power plant begins to leak radiation into the air, Janna, fourteen, must decide what course of action to take to save herself and her little brother

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Published January 1, 1994 by penguin group.
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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Acting on garbled reports of an accident at the nearby Grafenrheinfeld power plant, Janna, 14, snatches her small brother Uli and joins what becomes a panic-stricken flight out of town.

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Uli falls off his bike into the path of an oncoming car and, in a characteristically unflinching passage, the reader learns that his head, ``half shrouded by the cap, lay strangely flattened, in a pool of blood which was visibly widening.'' Many elements of Pausewang's apocalyptic scenario reflec...

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