Fallout by Todd Strasser is about a boy, Scott, who is constantly afraid of when the Russians will attack. His father builds a bomb shelter and everybody, including his best friend Ronnie, is assuring Scott it will be ok. People think Scott's family is crazy for building the shelter. That is, until a bomb actually does drop.
Scott's world is turned upside down as his family is rushed into the shelter. People are fighting for the chance to get in the shelter with the family, and some do. There are 10 people trapped inside the bomb shelter, except there is one problem- Scott's father has only built the shelter to tend to 4 people. Food, water and life's necessities start to disappear. Scott starts to wonder: How will we survive this?
I think Fallout was a good book. Fallout has a great story line and was well written. The only thing I disliked about the book is every other chapter, it changes from a chapter about Scott's childhood memories to a chapter in the present (while in the bomb shelter). Every chapter ends in a cliffhanger, causing you to want to keep reading and reading. At some times the story could get a little boring, especially when reflecting on Scott's past, but it picks up the pace quickly. Overall, I think Fallout was an exceptional book and would definitely recommend it to others.