ISSUES Briefly describe the issues that are dealt with in the book.
This book was vary informative to me. This book mainly talked about the affects
of nuclear weapons. On August 6, 1945, Hiroshima was destroyed by the first atom
bomb ever dropped on a city. It speaks about how even if you did survive the blast you
were so badly injured that you would die soon anyway. It talked about an incident where
someone's eye was melting and was oozing down his face. It speaks about how houses
were lifted of there foundation. After all the research about the bomb was made, they
reported that 78,150 people had been killed, 13,983 were missing, and 37,425 had been
injured. Even before the bomb, the citizens of Hiroshima were waken almost every night
because of false warnings of intruder planes coming in the area. It talked about how a lot
of people had to go on living with only one leg or one arm.
To me, it brought up a good
point, that all those innocent people had do die for nothing.
CHAPTER SUMMARY Briefly summarize each of the chapters: main ideas, narrative
The first chapter is called 'A Noiseless Flash.' The title kind of speaks for it self.
That was exactly how the bomb was. No one saw anything or heard anything but a flash.
The first chapter speaks about how people are wondering why they are alive, but their
next door neighbors aren't. It was weird, there could be a house right in the middle of
two houses; the one in the middle survived the bomb but the other two did not. A whole
neighborhood could be wiped out except for a few houses. Why those houses did not get
knocked down, no one knows.
The second chapter...