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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Countdown by Deborah Wiles book review

Countdown is a documentary novel that takes place in the United States during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. Eleven-year-old Franny just wants everything to return to normal: her best friend Margie is mad at her, her older sister is missing in action, and the world could come to an end at any moment because of the conflict the United States and Soviet Union. Alternating between primary documents and the story, readers who enjoy historical fiction will enjoy this book. Countdown is the first book in The Sixties Trilogy . Recommended for ages 12-15.

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