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After the Bomb written by Gloria Miklowitz is a thrilling novel that takes place before during and after a bomb which supposedly was sent from Russia by accident The disastrous happening alters all of Los Angeles and surrounding cities Philip Singer a teenager is in a position as leader of the family His brother Matt is awfully sick possibly from radiation his father was away at work during the blast and for all Philip knows he might be dead and his mother was badly injured and needs immediate attention Hospitals are flooded with injured and dying people and the government doesnt send help for a few days The badly injured dont even get the chance to be helped because the hospitals have to send the ones that are likely to live to hospitals that specialize in burns His mother is so badly burned that the hospitals put her on the bottom of the list to be flown to burn centers By the end of the novel Philip has taken charge snuck his mom ahead to be flown to a burn center and in a sense saved his town from thirst He truly survived the terror shock and danger of the bomb The novel goes through a couple of settings such as Philips struggle to keep his family alive and the conflict between the nature of a nuclear bomb against the Los Angeles area When the bomb hits he is playing around in a playroom shelter with his brother and his girlfriend They go out to find out what had happened and found burning houses their home only left with one wall rubble on the ground debris all over the place and people running frantically for shelter Philips brother became sick after finding his mother and bringing her back down to the shelter and found that his mother had been burnt severely and needed immediate medical attention Philip struggles to keep his brother
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