A little background on me, I’m that girl that went through school without reading many books and Spark notes was my best friend. One of my friends at school was reading a book called The Doomsday Kids: Liam’s Promise. She kept telling me how good of a book it is so I decided to read it; within pages I was hooked and continued reading. I wanted to post about this book because a newer author Karyn Langhorne Folan wrote it. Here is my review:
The Doomsday Kids: Liam’s Promise by Karyn Langhorne Folan begins with a boy in school who receives a frantic call from his mother saying, “Get to the mountain place!” With those words, eight kids embark on a terrifying journey to survive a massive nuclear blast that destroys the world they once knew. In the wreckage of their community, without food or transportation, their only hope of safety is to walk to a mountain cabin almost two hundred miles away. But the journey under gray, radioactive skies bring the kids face to face with death and danger, deprivation and disease and worst of all: the realization that life will never be the same again.
From chapter one I was drawn right in. Each page is packed with drama and the plot is full of twists, but the characters drive the story. Because there is a wide diversity of characters the book is way more interesting. The author used a lot of descriptive words, which helps the reader picture the setting and characters more clearly. This book was so well written that I felt the pain and fear the characters were going through. I would recommend this book to teens or anyone who likes apocalyptic fiction.