Check out my husband’s review of And Then the Sky Exploded by David A. Poulsen!
And Then the Sky Exploded is the story of Christian Larkin, a ninth-grade student who discovers that his recently-deceased great-grandfather was a member of the Manhattan Project. He travels to Japan in order to make up for what his great-grandfather did in the past.
The first half of the novel features flashbacks to a young girl named Yuko, who survived the attack on Hiroshima and the subsequent years of hardship. These flashbacks offer an unflinching look at the horrors of war.
The rest of the first half focuses on Christian’s life at school leading up to his trip to Japan. And this is where I have some issues.
There are LOTS of subplots here that honestly offer nothing…
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