Happy Near Miss Day

Happy Near Miss Day - Apocalyptic Fiction for TeensOn this day in 1989, the Earth had a near miss with what would have been an apocalyptic asteroid named Asclepius. How close of a call was it? The asteroid passed through exactly where the Earth was just six hours before. The scariest part is that scientists didn’t even know about the asteroid until March 31, when it had already passed!

So in honor of the day that we unknowingly avoided the apocalypse, here are some riveting reads about asteroids pummeling earth, nuclear fallout, natural disasters, and all kinds of apocalyptic fictional fun. After all, what’s a better way to say, “Yay, we survived!” than with a good book?

We All Looked Up by Tommy WallachLife As We Knew It by Susan Beth PfefferAll We Have is Now by Lisa SchroederTumble & Fall by Alexandra CouttsDeath from the Skies! These Are the Ways the World Will End by Philip Plait

We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
All We Have is Now by Lisa Schroeder
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts
Death from the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End by Philip C. Plait

Ashfall by Mike MullinThe Living by Matt de la PeñaMonument 14 by Emmy LaybourneDrowned City: Hurricane Katrina & New Orleans by Don BrownOrleans by Sherri L. Smith

Ashfall by Mike Mullin
The Living by Matt de la Peña​
Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne
The Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans by Don Brown
Orleans by Sherri L. Smith

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember by Annalee NewitzThe Road by Cormac McCarthyIsaac's Storm by Eric LarsonTomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden

Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction by Annalee Newitz
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History by Erik Larson
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden