I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (I Survived #14)Hot
Then Mount St. Helens explodes with unimaginable fury. Jess suddenly finds herself in the middle of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Ash and rock are spewing everywhere. Can Jess escape in time?
The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most environmentally devastating events in recent U.S. history.
It's not that boys won't read books with girls on the cover. It's just that they have learned, through experience, that books with girls on the cover often are lacking in action and adventure while being heavy on parents dying and introspection about one's place in the universe.
But things blowing up? Absolutely. This is why the I Survived series is so popular. The boys will not even think about the girl on the cover-- put them on more!
This was a good adventure, and the reasons for the children to be out in the woods on their own when the volcano erupted was realistic. The story of the Skeleton Woman added added a little bit of interest. My only quibble is the cover, which has completely wrong jeans and shoes. This is what happens when I read historical fiction set during my own lifetime. I know she should be wearing straight leg jeans and brown school shoes! While children won't care, putting modern fashions on a historical fiction book is a lost opportunity to teach even more about the time period!