17 year old Jesse was living a normal life, going to school, crushing on boys, shopping. Then one day her parents sat her down for a talk. Her dad, who was always having visions of the future, told her the world was going to end! She was not allowed to finish high school and she was going to spend the next year training for "the test.” She soon finds that the test is about more than survival skills.
Red Crucible puts a reality into the end of the world. It makes you think this is going to happen. That is why I loved it! This book has very little dialogue, yet it still will keep your attention and entertain you on a long car ride. I would recommend Red Crucible to ages 12 and up. It is a great book about the true need of survival matureness and bravery!