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My Reaction To Noel Ashfall Summary

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My reaction to the noel Ashfall by Mike Mullin was filled with exhilaration because the book always left me hanging, and wanting more. This book always wanted me to keep reading because of all the cliff hangers.
The reason I chose this novel is because it caught my attention, and seemed interesting. Looking through the list of books this one caught my eye, and seemed the most interesting.
The organization of this novel is in chronological order because Alex tells about what he does, and when he does it on his journey to find his family.
One symbol that caught my eye in the book was ash because even after the eruption they kept using the word ash. Ash means sorrow of the world, which is how Alex describes his life after the eruption.
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Vengeance- punishment inflicted or retribution exacted or an injury or wrong
Resin- a sticky flammable organic substance, insoluble in water, exuded by some trees and other plants
Sparser- thinly dispersed or scattered
Haunch- a buttock and thigh considered together, in a human or animal
Falsetto- a method of voice production used by make singers, especially tenors, to sing notes higher than their normal range
Palpitate- beat rapidly, strongly, or irregulary

One of the pivotal scenes in this novel was when the volcano hit, and the explosions were going off because Alex immediately thought about his family, and he knew he needed to find them.
There were many literary elements in the novel such as similes, hyperboles, and metaphors that were used in the novel to describe the action in the book.
A quote in the novel is “But unlike thunder, this didn’t stop. It went on, and on, machine gun style, as if Zeus had loaded his bolts into an M60 with an inexhaustible ammo crate.” This quote is a simile because it compares the explosions to a huge machine gun, and used as to compare it
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