Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 12Z5.635752
It is 1946, a year after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and World War II is over. But the U.S. government has decided that further tests of atomic bombs must be conducted. Bikini Atoll is chosen for the testing site, so the people who have lived there for generations must be relocated for two years. Sixteen-year-old Sorry Rinamu believes the Americans are lying and that it will never be safe for his people to return. He must find a way to stop the first bomb before it is dropped . . . even if that means risking his own destruction. This chilling novel is based on the true story of atomic weapons testing at Bikini Atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. “A haunting, soundly researched work.”--Publishers Weekly
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published on October 31, 1995 by Harcourt Children's Books
ISBN-10: 0152008675
ISBN-13: 9780152008673
2 Book Reviews
  • idklearnin
    idklearninabout 7 years44 stars
    I found this book when cleaning out the garage, and to be honest for its age it's actually a pretty good book. I really liked the adventures of Sorry Rinamu and his efforts to protect his home island from total devastation. Definitely a good read for those who look for some history and a little tragic action
    • kylenitz
      kylenitzover 7 years33 stars
      I liked The Bomb by Theodore Taylor. The book was not as much drama or action as I thought it might be. It was like that because the people of Bikini Island had no power at all. They were always being controlled by other people.