By: Coville, Bruce

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Armageddon Summer provides a front-row seat for the type of event most of u s only witness on a TV screen. Reverend Raymond Beelson is gathering 144 "B elievers" atop Mount Weeupcut in Massachusetts to camp out, pray, and await Armageddon--July 27, 2000--when he predicts that his faithful flock will b e saved as the rest of the world is set ablaze in fire and brimstone. We ex perience the month leading up to this climax through the eyes of two teenag ers who have never met before, Jed and Marina, each of whom have come to th e compound out of a sense of responsibility toward their families. Young Je d is only on the mountain to watch over his father who "went a little crazy " after his wife left the family: "When my father told me that the world wa s going to end I figured he was making some sort of weird joke." Jed's sarc asm, humor, and flippancy toward the Believers does not erase the love he f eels for his newly devout father, nor his capacity for empathy toward membe rs of the congregation. Marina is a Believer, or so she tries to be, in the hope that somehow her faith will restore harmony to her family. She has tr aveled to the mountain with her younger brothers at her mother's fervent in sistence, but her fear that her father will remain below with the rest of t he nonbelievers to burn alive unnerves her.


Author Name: Coville, Bruce

Categories: Young Adults,

Publisher: Harcourt Paperbacks: 1999

ISBN Number: 0152022686

ISBN Number 13: 9780152022686

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000000089