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After the Ashes

Author: Sara K.  JOINER
Publisher: Holiday House
Subject/Category:  5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9780823434411
Review: Encouraged by her Dutch official father, her aunt tries to groom Katrien into a proper young lady. But Katrien is more interested in catching beetles for an insect collection than being like the other stuffy European girls at her school in the Dutch East Indies of 1883. Making friends with the native Indonesian boy Slamet further isolates her from the popular crowd. When Krakatoa erupts and their families are killed by the resulting tsunami, Katrien and arch enemy Brigitta are forced to work together just to survive.

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