On The Volcano

On The Volcano Read James Nelson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community Katie and her widowed father have always lived on their own high up in a place few intruders would dare approach alongside the cra

  • Title: On The Volcano
  • Author: James Nelson
  • ISBN: 9780399252822
  • Page: 191
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Read James Nelson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.Katie and her widowed father have always lived on their own, high up in a place few intruders would dare approach alongside the crater of a collapsed volcano They ve built a simple but happy life for themselves, far from the frontier perils of the world below until a long promised birthday trip to the rRead James Nelson s blogs and other content on the Penguin Community.Katie and her widowed father have always lived on their own, high up in a place few intruders would dare approach alongside the crater of a collapsed volcano They ve built a simple but happy life for themselves, far from the frontier perils of the world below until a long promised birthday trip to the rough and tumble town of Badwater takes an ugly turn and brings the outside world much too close With it comes grave danger and unimaginable loss, but also something Katie had barely dreamed possible for herself a heart pounding but tender romance, the kind to build a life on.

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    About "James Nelson"

    1. James Nelson

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.James Jim was born in Denver, schooled there and in New Haven code word for Yale , spent four WWII years in the Navy, then six in New York as an editor for Business Week.His wife, Mary Armour, is his favorite editor and dinner companion After marriage and the birth of their first child, the happy couple moved to Sonoma, California Jim freelanced there for five years code for until the money ran out , then spent 23 years on the creative side of a San Francisco advertising agency He and Mary Armour now live happily ever after in Marin County, California.

    789 thoughts on “On The Volcano”

    1. The story was charming and a lot of that had to do with the simplicity of the life Katie and her father were leading. It made me think of living in a time without technology, being grateful for the smaller things that we often take for granted. Katie and her father work to feed themselves and do as much as possible on their own. The few things they can’t do for themselves they wait for a regular friend and traveler to arrive to have help or Katie’s father ventures to town to pick up what the [...]


    2. I want to say right up front that I did enjoy this book. However. My thought is that this book is going to appeal to a couple of select groups – not that there is anything wrong with that – most books appeal to select groups, right? I think that if you like historical fiction, you’ll love it. The younger end of the YA group will also enjoy it and it is ‘safe’ for them to read. There’s a minor bit of violence here and there, but most things are alluded to instead of right in your face [...]


    3. On the Volcano is the story of Katie MacDonald's dream to venture off the secluded volcano she's lived on her entire life and see a real town. Her parents built their home on the volcano's hill, and following the death of her mother, Katie relies on her father and a few migratory friends for human company. Badwater, the nearest hint of civilization is a small town at the bottom of the volcano. Katie strikes a deal with her father that if she stops begging, on her sixteenth birthday, he will take [...]


    4. This book was irritatingly bad. There were so many things wrong with it but the biggest were the murders and lies. To me, Katie and her father appear to be strange hermits who are paranoid that someone is going to steal their gold- i was reminded of hillbillies or Leatherfaceif the story were from the opposite point of view, I would not have a hard time disliking them as antagonists. As it stands, I could barely tolerate Katie and her father as the protagonists. Neither shows remorse nor do they [...]


    5. For her entire life, Katie has lived on the mountain with her father. It's not just any mountain - it's a dormant volcano, surrounded by a giant crater - and Katie and her father are the only people that live there. This secluded life has led to not only Katie's inseparable relationship with her dad, but also to Katie's complete lack of social interaction with people her age. When, at age 16, she finally makes her first (yes, first) trip off the mountain into town, a chain of events begins that [...]


    6. ** SPOILER AHEAD** It took a while for this book to get started. I seriously felt like I was trudging along through an endless circle of unnecessary details. The author made the characters (especially Katie) talk in circles. She repeated the same exact phrases and words throughout the entire book.It was very choppy in how it was written. The grammar and writing was that of a modern day 16 year old. I was really excited about this book, granted I did enjoy some of it, but it honestly hurt to read [...]


    7. ON THE VOLCANO by James Nelson is an intersting young adult historical set in 1875 Badwater.It is written with depth,details and characters that will capture your heart. It has murder,intrigue, secrets,romance,revenge,the perils of the frontier,a volcano,danger,and loss. This is the story of hidden gold,murder,and Katie MacDonald,a young lady with a fighting spirit during dangerous times.On The Volcano will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride which is both complex and will leave at leas [...]


    8. I am torn about this book. The general plot was intriguing enough to keep me reading, especially since I thought the volcano was going to blow before the book was over, but some of the things that happen in the plot are really unrealistic to me. There were a few things that just BOTHERED me about the characters and what they did and how others reacted and how things played out. Also, some of the books that Katie reads are published after 1855, the year she was born, and they were her mother's bo [...]


    9. A girl named Katie goes to a town for the first time ever and has a lot of adventures.On her way back, she is followed and her 'secret' cabin in which she and her dad live, is discovered. Although it hasn't been for 16 years.Which I find hard to believe.Lorraine, a motherly figure to Katie, stays at the cabin 'occasionally'. However, it seems she is always there, whatever is going on. She practically lives there (which I don't think is supposed to happen?), even before she (view spoiler)[marries [...]


    10. As a geologist, I was completely taken in by the title, of course and it just looked like 'my kind' of historical fiction. It was a lot of fun to read because it wasn't just a growing up story - it had dashes of Gary Paulsen and Louis L'Amour. Some of the content is a bit intense, and I would recommend it for perhaps older teens. I thought the ending a bit rushed and the romance slightly washed over, but it was a sweet story and definitely worth reading.


    11. I assumed this YA book was written for an older age range than I think would enjoy this. I would guess that kids 10 and up would like it. Although the main character goes through some dangerous moments, everything felt a little white-washed. This put me off at first, however when I stared reading with a younger audience in mind, my appreciation of the writing grew.


    12. This book was so bad! There was no plot! It had no backbone! There was nothing to take away from it! It was just a dumb book!




    13. It was okay. Quite a quick read, and a nice little story. Seemed a bit more like juvenile fiction, than young adult. It was a nice change though.




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