Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Young Adult, Intermediate

Document Type

Book Review


Jess and her two friends want to investigate the legend of the Skeleton Lady who lives near St. Helens. They head up to the mountain, find the Skeleton Lady’s old house, and go inside to take a look around and take pictures. While investigating, a large earthquake rocks the house, and the teens narrowly escape before a tree lands on it. They safely return to town and meet Dr. Morales, a scientist studying volcanoes. During conversation with him, they learn that Mt. St. Helens is about to erupt. Jess, realizing she left her diseased father’s camera in the Skeleton Lady’s house, decides to retrieve it before the volcano erupts. She and her friends get stuck in the blast of the volcano and narrowly survive.