Armageddon Summer

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Product Number: 43336
Released: Jan 06, 2000
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As the end of the millennium approaches, a religious group moves to a mountain top in Massachussetts to await the end of the world. The Believers, sure of salvation, want to be ready to begin God's new order. Armageddon Summer is a gripping chronicle of their vigil, written by two teenage members of the group: Jed and Marina. At first, the Believers are absorbed in joyous preparations. But as the anticipated date approaches, their activities become more ominous. Barbed-wire fencing and guns appear. Living conditions in the camp begin to deteriorate. Drawn together, Jed and Marina struggle with doubts about their strictly regimented lives. In this unforgettable work, two of today's most popular authors of young adult fiction offer a realistic exploration of cult dynamics. The absorbing dual narration traces Jed and Marina's growing friendship as they try to understand the Believers' increasingly militant stance.

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"Reverend Raymond Beelson casts his net and his spell wide over two congregations. Thirteen-year-old Marina's mother sounds the initial note of change with her revelation that she must stop cleaning houses and begin educating her children at home, now that she's a "Believer." When the Reverend draws in 16-year-old Jed's father, whose wife has inexplicably dumped him, the lives of the two teens collide. In voices true and compelling, Kate Forbes reads Marina's earnest account alternately with Johnny Heller's witty and impertinent reading of Jed. While Marina struggles to hold to a newfound faith, Jed battles to escape it. Commanding and wholly believable, Forbes and Heller relate a world gone mad with religion as 144 "Believers" flock to Weeupcut Mountain, fearing Armageddon and finding, instead, a cataclysm equally chilling. A YA recording not to be missed. T.B. Winner of AUDIOFILE Earphones Award (c) AudioFile, Portland, Maine "