Name (First Name, Last Initial)
Marcel Z
Book Title
I SURVIVED: the eruption of Mount StHelens, 1980
Lauren Tarshis
What is the setting of the book?
The book takes place in the town of Cedar in Washington state. Most of the action takes place in the forest near Mount StHelens.
Who is/are the main character(s)? What are they like?
The main character is Jess and her best friends twin brothers Eddie and Sam.
Jess is a brave girl who lost her dad and is now growing up with her mom.
Eddie is quiet and serious.
“Sam never shut up and he had a fearless streak”.
What is the conflict of the story?
The kids went to the forest to find the Skeleton Woman, as they were hiking an earthquake hit. A few days later Mount StHelens erupts.
What was the conclusion of the book?
There is a lot of drama. Jess is scared and injured, the twins are stuck in a ditch, hiding from a pyroclastic surge.
Jess ends up getting out and finding help, a helicopter flew right by her and she found a way to get its attention. She guides the helicopter crew to save her friends.
While reading the book, what were your emotions?
I was worried. I wanted to end well and was afraid the kids won’t make it.
Do you think the book had a moral? If so, what was it?
I don’t think this book had a moral.
Star Rating
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
Why did you give the book this rating?
I gave it a 10 because I really like the I survived series.
What was your favorite/least favorite part?
My favorite part was when the kids were looking for the Skeleton Woman.
My least favorite part was when when the volcano erupted, I was terrified.
Would you recommend this book to others? Why?
I would recommend this book to others. It’s a very interesting story.
How much action was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
How much drama was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)
How much humor was in the book?
Selected Value: 2 (0 min / 10 max)
How much suspense was in the book?
Selected Value: 10 (0 min / 10 max)

Book Report: I SURVIVED: the eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980