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The Dead and the Gone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter One and Chapter Two Summary

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Chapter One and Chapter Two Summary

"Dead and the Gone" is the story of one family, the Morales', as they struggle to overcome obstacles in the new world following a catastrophic asteroid collision with the moon. Amidst food shortages, plague, blackouts, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, young Alex Morales must persevere to save his younger sisters, and himself. It is a story of hope, despair, devastation, and unrelenting faith.

In Chapter One, seventeen-year-old Alex Morales finishes his shift at the local pizza parlor and hurries home, thinking of his chances of getting into an Ivy League school, and of his school nemesis, Chris Flynn, who comes from a well to do family. On his way, Alex hears and sees several emergency vehicles and wonders what has happened. When he reaches home, this concern deepens as the power and cable are both out, and his mother has...

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