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10 Great Rainy Day Reads!

By Beth Mishler Apr 24, 2013

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The Girl Who Owned A City, O.T. Nelson

Perfect for a Rainy Day Because: you can read the whole thing in a few hours, so it’s perfect for a passing storm.

Plot: Set in the 1970’s, (as in: “What’s a cell phone?”) an awful plague takes the lives of everyone over the age of 12, leaving kids and preteens to fend for themselves. 12 year-old Lisa Nelson, the resourceful heroine, tries to protect her little bro while finding food and safety. This book is old school—it beat many of today’s post-apocalyptic tales to the punch—and while it reads a bit hokey at times, Girl is unique, enthralling, and Lisa Nelson is one of the original butt-kicking young ladies.

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About the Author
Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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