Nuclear explosions/post-apocalyptic event

Doomsday plus twelve by James D. Forman. Published 1984.
In the year 2000, twelve years after the world nuclear holocaust known as Doomsday, a group of Oregon teenagers, accustomed to a new, simple, peaceful way of life, take matters into their own hands to combat militarists and assure the peace of the future.

I feel like the Morning Star by Gregory Maguire. Published 1989.
Three teenagers in a post-holocaust survival colony find that their shelter has become a prison and decide to break out.

If winter comes by Lynn Hall. Published 1986. As an escalating world crisis makes the threat of nuclear warfare imminent, teenage Meredith and her boyfriend Barry draw closer to each other and to other people important to them during what could be the last weekend of their lives.

Pride of the peacock by Stephanie S. Tolan. Published 1985.
After reading a book describing the aftermath of a nuclear war, fourteen-year-old Whitney becomes obsessed with the inevitability of the earth’s destruction and finds herself more and more paralyzed by fear and depression.

Wolf of Shadows by Whitley Strieber. Published 1985.
In the terrible aftermath of a nuclear holocaust, a wolf and a human woman form a mysterious bond that brings each close to the spirits of the shattered earth.

Children of the Dust (ISBN 0-06-023739-2) is an post-apocalyptic novel, written by Louise Lawrence, published in 1985. The book details a family history across three generations during the aftermath of a nuclear war and the horror it entails. The story covers in detail the three characters, who through their actions are the last hope of their race.Suitable for girls of about 14 up.

When the Wind Blows by Raymond Briggs (Graphic novel)
Z for Zachariah by Robert C O’Brien
Brothers in the land by Robert Swindells
Hiroshima by Laurence Yep
The Sum of all Fears by Tom Clancy
The Bomb by Theodore Taylor

Fallout , Gudrun Pausewang

Survival after a nuclear power station accident. Gripping but very grim.

The Compound by S A Bodeen (2008) could be likely.
After his parents, two sisters, and he have spent six years in a vast underground compound built by his wealthy father to protect them from a nuclear holocaust, fifteen-year-old Eli, whose twin brother and grandmother were left behind, discovers that his father has perpetrated a monstrous hoax on them all.

Used for Year 13
The road by Cormac McCarthy
It is set in a post-apocalyptic America, and tells the story of a father-son journey toward the sea and an uncertain salvation. A Pulitzer Prize-winning book.

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