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Eddleman, Peggy.
New York : Random House, 2013
IL 3-6, RL 5.4
ISBN 0307981274

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

Can you imagine not having a cell phone or a computer?  Could you imagine being excited about a potato peeler?  Hope lives in the future after World War III has destroyed most of the technologies we take for granted every day.  She and her friends and neighbors are expected to help invent items to help make their lives better.  Hope isnít a very good inventor, though.  She is a brave, adventurous girl who will even jump through Bombís Breath, the dangerous air near their town created by the bombs of World War III.  When bandits threaten her town, Hope has a chance to show that she can be good at something.  (Prepared by:  Amanda Youmans, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, and Ann Hoch, 
South Carolina Children's Books Award Nominee, 2016)

Booktalk #2

The green bombs from World War III have left a desolate world with a poisonous layer of atmosphere and survivors who are struggling to start over and rebuild. Hope and her friends live in a town that acclaims inventors and inventions and not the reckless stunts that Hope is drawn to accomplish. When a group of bandits invade and hold the town hostage, it is up to Hope and her friends to find an escape and get help from a neighboring town. Read this post-apocalyptic adventure to find out if they succeed.  (Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program, 2017)

SUBJECTS:     Inventions -- Fiction.
                        Science fiction.

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