St. Ursula’s Girls Against the Atomic Bomb
by Valerie Hurley
Review: Raine is a unique, idealistic 18-year-old who is trying to finish her senior year at St. Ursula’s after flunking out of Horace Mann School. She’s on a quest to rid the world of atomic bombs, but finds herself distracted along the way, as she befriends her guidance counselor and follows her boyfriend to Nebraska to see a nuclear silo. Random, right? Yes, but cool. This clever main character has been compared to Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye by literary critics. I related to her and liked her spunky attitude and sense of humor.
Songs to Read By: "Champagne Supernova" by Oasis